Stay Online While You Play Assassin's Creed 2 On PC, Or Ubisoft Will End You

Ubisoft is so bent on stopping piracy that it has turned itself into a virtual nanny, peeking over your shoulder at all times to verify that your PC copy of Assassin’s Creed 2 isn’t a torrented file. Shacknews reports that if gamers go offline while playing the game, they’ll have to stop immediately and no recent progress will be saved.

From the Shacknews story:

In the case of Assassin’s Creed II PC, a single-player game, players will lose any progress since the last checkpoint in the event that they briefly lose their connection to Ubisoft’s master servers, be it because of client-side or server-side issues.

Sorry, ever-beleaguered PC gamers, but this looks like another nail in your coffin. Just get yourself an ever-breaking Xbox 360 or become the only one you know to own a PS3, otherwise expect such disrespectful — although probably merited — chicanery.

Ubisoft’s New PC DRM Really Requires Net Access, Ends Game If Disconnected [Shacknews]
(Thanks, Greg!)