PC version of Driver: San Francisco to require permanent internet connection

Our buddies at Ubisoft are attempting to fight piracy again.  A tweet from Ubisoft’s community developer Mathieu Willem has confirmed that a constant internet connection will be needed to play the PC version of the upcoming Driver: San Francisco.

Back in February, Ubisoft seemed to be scaling back on the use of the controversial DRM when they removed the constant connection requirement from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

Console players aren’t exactly getting off easy either.  The console version of Driver: San Francisco will be the first game to use the developers “Uplay Passport,” an online pass similar to EA’s project 10 dollar.

Driver: San Francisco is set for an August 30 release in the US, and September 2 in Europe.