The PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will not have the same unpopular always-on DRM system from the second game in the series. Rock, Paper, Shotgun confirmed that the game would only require an online connection once upon first installation.
We heard the same news yesterday regarding the PC version of Mass Effect 3, which will require a similar one-time online authentication. Ubisoft had perhaps the most notorious and adamant use of persistent online DRM in Assassin’s Creed 2, but the company did not include the controversial system in 2010’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Though the company has included this heavy-handed DRM in more recent games like From Dust, the decision to avoid it for Assassin’s Creed will hopefully remove the stigma still lingering on the PC version of the series. Many players painfully remember being booted from the single player campaign when their roommate decided to reset the router like a jerk.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hits store shelves on November 15th, with a PC release later on November 29th.