Assassin’s Creed – Brotherhood: Release date for PC announced
Finally, PC fans of Assassin’s Creed will finally get to sample the awesomeness that made the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise such a hit. The game will be released on March 18.
Another piece of good news is that the title will be shipping without Ubisoft’s much criticized “always online” digital rights management (DRM) system. Ubisoft’s DRM caught some flak because it was, simply put, burdensome. The game required that you always be connected to the Internet in order to play the game. Yes, even when you’re in single player mode, you had to be connected to the Net. What a hassle. Sure enough, players with patchy or on again/off again connections, along with completely offline players, raised a stink.
Talk about a buzz kill, right? You pay for a game and you can’t even enjoy it unless you’re connected to the Net. In fact, many critics have said that the system was so burdensome and annoying that instead of cutting down on piracy, it actually pushed people to just download cracked versions. This is the exact opposite of the effect Ubisoft was trying to achieve. In addition to the release date and no DRM announcement, Ubisoft also disclosed that the differing goodies players will get based on the differing editions the game will ship in. Each edition will have differing unlockable freebies and bonuses.