Bit Tech reports Ubisoft is fixing its DRM mess by promising gamers free downloadable content or free games:
According to posts on the Ubisoft forums (via Eurogamer) free downloadable content will soon be offered to players who found themselves unable to play.
"Following the recent temporary game server outages which may have caused disruption to some Assassin's Creed 2 players on PC only, we would like to reward your patience if you have experienced any problems by offering you some additional content - previously only available with special editions," said an official forum message.
Naturally, those customers who went out and bought the special edition of Assassin's Creed 2 on PC are a little annoyed at the whole thing, especially since many of them were also unable to play because of server problems.
We've also confirmed since then that some players are being offered free games too, though the selection of the games being offered is a bit random. Bit-tech's James Gorbold (who reviewed Silent Hunter 5) was offered a free copy of either Shaun White's Snowboarding or Prince of Persia to compensate for his DRM problems.