Ubisoft Removing DRM from PC Version of From Dustby Craig Getting on August 23, 2011 8:36 PM EST
From Dust, the much-hyped “God game” from Out of this World developer Eric Chahi, hasn’t had the smoothest launch on PC. It currently lacks graphics options, has an arbitrary performance cap of 30 frames per second, and many bugs. From Dust also comes with always-online DRM, despite Ubisoft telling their forumgoers earlier that From Dust would only require a one-time authentication.
Ubisoft recanted on the DRM issue earlier this week. “We recognize that one of our posts in the From Dust forum regarding the need for authentication in the game was not clear,” said the publisher in another forum post Monday. “We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding. Our tech teams are working on a patch that should release in approximately two weeks that will eliminate the need for any online authentication.”
The post goes on to explain that the patch won't go live until Ubisoft is sure that removing the DRM will not ruin erase or contaminate save data for those who’ve already begun playing.
No word yet on whether or not the patch will fix the other issues plaguing From Dust on PC, but the full removal of DRM shows that Ubisoft is at least aware that their game isn’t working properly.