Isn't it kind of annoying when a game requires you to be connected to the Internet in order to play it?  Sure, sometimes it's required, like with online MMO's and such, but sometimes it can be a real bother, especially if you're working through a single player campaign.

Ubisoft, a company that, for the longest time, has embraced being tied in to DRM online connection for most of its games, has announced that it has listened to its fans, and it's doing away with that feature in its future releases.

“We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline," said Ubisoft worldwide director for online games Stephanie Perotti in an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

“Whenever you want to reach any online service, multiplayer, you will have to be connected, and obviously for online games you will also need to be online to play," Perotti says. "But if you want to enjoy Assassin’s Creed III single player, you will be able to do that without being connected. And you will be able to activate the game on as many machines as you want.”

So there you go, fans.  Finally, you're free to roam around without having to worry about incoming chats.  Huzzah!