A report by RockPaperShotgun brings to light that Ubisoft has dropped their always-on DRM policy for PC titles. This decision was actually taken in June of this year but has been made official now.
Ubisoft’s worldwide director, Stephanie Perlotti said:
We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline.
Whenever you want to reach any online service, multiplayer, you will have to be connected, and obviously for online games you will also need to be online to play. But if you want to enjoy Assassin’s Creed III single player, you will be able to do that without being connected. And you will be able to activate the game on as many machines as you want.
I would call this a step forward in video games as far as the PC industry is concerned. Previously the DRM demanded a constant internet connection for Ubisoft’s PC titles. No matter if it’s even the single player, once your connection drops, the game would exit without saving any progress.