Ubi: Settlers 7 DRM still not fixed

Written by Joe Martin

April 7, 2010 | 13:05

Tags: #always-online #drm #settlers-7

Companies: #ubisoft

Ubisoft has admitted that Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is still not free of problems caused by the publishers new always-online DRM system, even though it's been two weeks since the game was launched.

Ubisoft's new DRM system requires players must always be connected to the internet to play their games, even in singleplayer. It's something that PC gamers are none to happy about, despite Ubisoft's attempts to placate angry customers.

While a number of Ubisoft titles have suffered because of the DRM - see Silent Hunter 5, for example - Settlers 7 has been particularly plagued by problems and there have recently been problems with the matchmaking servers and profile storage.

"Settlers 7 players have encountered difficulties playing the game over the [Easter] holiday weekend due to issues with servers that do matchmaking in multiplayer mode and that keep track of profiles, campaign progression and stats in both solo and multi modes," Ubisoft told Eurogamer.

"Our technical teams have made progress but we are not yet able to say that the issue is completely resolved."

Ubisoft didn't give any indication of when the issues would, or if, the problems would be fully rectified and said that further comments would only be dispensed through the official forums - which are awash with complaints.

You can read our full Settlers 7 review for more information on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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