It looks as if Ubisoft might have dropped its controversial internet-dependent DRM used on some of its key PC titles.
PC Gamer reports that some gamers have posted pictures of titles such as Assassin's Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction working perfectly well without being connected to Ubisoft's servers.
The publisher irked a number of gamers last year by introducing the controversial DRM which saw some titles requiring constant authentication via Ubisoft's servers. This included a number of predominantly single player titles.
MCV has contacted Ubisoft for clarification.