Dancing in the streets of the world's major cities ensued today as Ubisoft announced it would be forgoing always-on DRM for this year's Assassin's Creed Revelations. The developer has announced it won't require users to retain a constant Internet connection under threat of being booted even from the single-player game, as had earlier been threatened; instead, players will perform a one-time activation upon starting the game.(opens in new tab)
Ubi's notorious DRM last reared its arguably-counterproductive head with the September release of Driver: San Francisco, which required users to log on every time the game was launched. This step back to a single activation represents a further loosening of policy, and hopefully shows the direction Ubisoft is planning to take with future releases. You'll get your chance to experience (and subsequently be unhindered by) Revelations' DRM protection when the game launches on PC November 29.