Ubisoft's controversial DRM anti-piracy measure for PC games, that requires gamers to have a constant internet connection in order to play any
Ubisoft title released on the PC platform, has apparently been hacked by a group calling themselves "Skid Row".
While Ubisoft has claimed there have been server attacks and what not plaguing the system since its launch, the momentum behind this particular DRM bypass is gaining, with it being shared under the radar through peer-to-peer and other difficult-to-trace methods.
According to a report over at CNet
the hack actually removes the DRM altogether, replacing an executable file and needing a crack to run. A Readme file with the hack has a message from Skid Row:
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.
At present Ubisoft are remaining steadfast in their DRM solution decision due, in large part, to piracy and the severe loss of revenue they suffer on the PC platform (primarily).