“We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline.”
Gamers previously had to have an always-on Internet connection in order to play even single player games. If your connection dropped or your line lagged extensively, you would be dropped from your game and quite often may have lost some of the progress made up to that point.
Obviously, Ubisoft’s always-on DRM was a huge issue for South Africans because of the latency connecting to the international Uplay servers. From now on, Ubisoft games for PC will only be required to connect for multiplayer games and starting with Assassin’s Creed III, gamers will be able to enjoy the single player without being connected as well as activate the game on as many machine as you like.