When a company slaps digital rights management onto a game, there is a good chance that people will be up in arms about it. Case in point: the recent application of DRM on the PC version of From Dust, even though Ubisoft stated three weeks ago that the game would "not require a permanent online connection" to play (via VG247). At this point in time, PC gamers still need to connect once online to activate the game on start-up, after which they can play the game offline.
Due to the backlash from the public (mostly from Ubisoft forums, Facebook posters, and Reddit commenters), the French company is trying to calm the angry tides. Ubisoft forum manager bokowski113 recently posted that the tech team is working on a patch expected to be released in two weeks that will eliminate the game's need for online authentication.
The post stated that "this development time is required as we are working to ensure that those who have already started the game, and whose progress is currently saved on our servers, will receive and save their game information locally."
From Dust is a "god game" simulation designed by Eric Chahi, best known for developing the cult classic Another World. The game has been praised for its rich interplay of natural elements and supernatural forces, as well as for its attractive environmental design. Check out GameSpot's review for more information on the title.