This comes a day after its release, with those responsible claiming you need only install it and "copy crack, it's that simple!" Poor Ubisoft.
This new anti-piracy measure is included in PC Assassin's Creed II also, with Splinter Cell: Conviction set to use it as well. The fact that this whole new DRM system has been rendered useless within a day of release for Silent Hunter 5... well it's embarrassing.
"Install game and copy crack, it's that simple!" proclaim the group behind the pirated version of Silent Hunter 5, reports . "Don't install/use Ubisoft launcher, or simply block any connection to internet." This is precisely the opposite of what it demands.
Their enforced login also requires a constant Internet connection, otherwise you'll lose the ability to play the game. As we here at Strategy Informer don't condone piracy, we haven't been able to verify if this is all true or just gamers looking to 'scare' Ubisoft.
If the system is this fragile and easily broken by pirates... then what's the point in forcing legitimate consumers to use it? Time to hit the drawing board Ubisoft.
Rumour-mill: Pirates depth charge new Ubi DRM in Silent Hunter 5
04 March 2010 | By Simon Priest