Ubisoft - the France based leading game publishing house has yet again defended the use of DRM (Digital Rights Management) in one of its titles.
It all started with the tech website Guru3D reported that any hardware change made in the PC where Anno 2070 - the title in question, is already activated, will trigger an additional activation. Apparently, this is due to the fact that the software has been programmed to classify a new system configuration as a brand new machine.
What's even more worrying is the fact that the game's licensing agreement allows users to activate it only thrice, on three different machines. Hence, from the first activation, if one chooses to revamp his/her system configuration more than twice, the license will simply expire.
"While it's correct that copies of Anno include three activations and that changing hardware may trigger the need for reactivation, the vast majority of Anno customers never encounter this scenario," Ubisoft clarified by issuing a statement, MCV reports.
"We encourage those customers to contact us directly so that we can ensure they are able to continue to enjoy their game," the company added.
Meanwhile, many industry experts are of the view that it is only because of DRMs like this, gamers from around the world are encouraged to go for pirated copies.