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DRM: Always Online

Software concept

Any DRM that requires player to be constantly connected to authentication servers to play, even for singleplayer and LAN games.

34
games
6
platforms

Alternate names: Always-On
Name variations: Always On, Constant internet connection

The first video game about DRM: Always Online was released on June 2009.

Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and Mojang has published most of these games

Parent:
* DRM

Implementations:
* Ubisoft's Online Services Platform (info) — nicely named as if it was useful for the end-users.
* EA's DRM (unnamed?)

Related:
* Online activation
* Defunct

Not to be confused with online passes.