Ubisoft's DRM Kicks Australia While It's Down

Ubisoft's digital rights management woes continue, with news that Australians - a people already suffering when it comes to video games - are now being locked out of Ubisoft PC games as well.

The title in question this time is strategy title Settlers 7, with many users Down Under complaining that games they have paid for simply will not work, as they can't connect to Ubisoft's servers for authentication, which is required in order to play the game. Even if you're playing in singleplay, offline mode.

While the issue is affecting some users worldwide, it's "especially common in Australia", according to Ubisoft, which it must be and then some for the publisher to use such up-front language.

Connectivity Troubleshooting [Ubisoft]