Over the weekend, some who picked up Assassin’s Creed 2 on the PC were unable to play. The reason? The servers that authenticated legit copies were down. So, if you actually supported this absurd DRM scheme before, this has to sway you towards the opposing side. A single player game that can’t be played without a server being online? This is also going to happen to upcoming multiplayer titles like Splinter Cell Conviction and the new Ghost Recon, so keep that in the back of your mind.
Anyway, the official response from the company came via an under-detailed Twitter message that stated simply: “Apologies to anyone who couldn’t play ACII or SH5 yesterday. Servers were attacked which limited service from 2:30PM to 9:00PM Paris time.”
Really? Apologies? You can’t apologize enough for this PR disaster, especially since the company had stated the servers would always be monitored… except for weekends apparently when people would have time to play.