News that the PC version of Ubisoft's upcoming Driver: San Francisco would feature the company's unpopular DRM solution -- which requires the game to be connected to the Internet at all times, even for single player play -- was not popular with the gaming community. Piracy is an indisputable problem, particularly on PC, but the inconveniences of Ubi's solution far outweigh the benefits, as evidenced when several of the company's titles were rendered temporarily useless thanks to a server hack.

Despite this, though, Ubisoft has told PC Gamer that it sees its DRM as a success.

"[We have seen] a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection," explained an Ubi spokesperson. "And from that point of view, the requirement is a success."

It looks like this DRM system isn't going away any time soon, then. That said, Ubi confirmed to VG247 earlier today that the PC version of From Dust will not require a persistent online connection for its DRM, so it looks like the solution is one which the company is not planning to apply to all of its upcoming titles.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Ubisoft Sees Controversial DRM as 'a Success'