PC version of Driver: San Francisco requires constant internet connection

Driver: San Francisco

Ubisoft has revealed via its Twitter account that anyone who purchases the PC version of Driver: San Francisco will need to maintain a constant internet connection every time they play the game.

"PC version requires permanent internet connection," stated the tweet from an Ubisoft representative without much else of a reason.

This is a DRM (Digital Rights Management) strategy used by Ubisoft before, but the controversy it caused led the company to decide that its inclusion in future titles would be determined on a case-by-case basis. It appears Driver: San Francisco is one of the cases where the company deemed it necessary.

As for the console versions, those who purchase the game for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 will be allowed to play the game offline. However, they will be required to use the new Ubisoft Passport, a one-time code entry, in order to access online multiplayer and bonus content.

After an upset gamer expressed his disappointment in the decision by Ubisoft regarding the PC version, a rep provided a strange response on Twitter in an attempt to ease the backlash.

"Bear in mind though that the PC version of DRVSF is released simultaneously to consoles," read the tweet.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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