Good news! Ubisoft’s seething hatred for its customers seemed to have simmered down to a slow boil. As a result, Eric Chahi’s well-received… RTS? God game? uhh… game will be drawing its first free offline breath about two weeks from now. We’re not sure what finally led Ubisoft to the conclusion that inflicting online multiplayer game problems on an offline single-player game without any reasonable justification was a valid business model, but we’re just glad they finally did.
“This development time is required as we are working to ensure that those who have already started the game, and who’s progress is currently saved on our servers, will receive and save their game information locally,” according to Ubisoft. “Once the patch is ready, players who already have the game will automatically receive the update on their next login and subsequent game sessions will be 100% offline.”