Hackers have reportedly found a way to circumvent Ubisoft’s controversial PC DRM that requires users maintain a constant internet connection even when playing single-player games.
CNET reports that a host of modified executable files for a number of Ubisoft titles have appeared on multiple peer-to-peer networks online. When used with the relevant crack files that are also being distributed online retail versions of Ubisoft’s titles can be played without an internet connection.
The hacker group itself has also posted a message directly aimed at the publisher:
Thank you Ubisoft, this was quite a challenge for us, but nothing stops the leading force from doing what we do. Next time focus on the game and not on the DRM. It was probably horrible for all legit users. We just make their lives easier.”
Ubisoft has already once denied claims that its DRM has been broken amid a background of repeated attacks against the servers used to facilitate the security measures.
Despite the ongoing problems the publisher has vowed to stand by its guns and keep implementing the DRM in future titles.