Ubisoft delays PC version of [insert game here] at 11th hour [update]

Ubisoft has informed Eurogamer that the PC Version of Driver: San Francisco will not launch in the European territory until September 30, nearly a month after its console debut. Ubisoft has yet to confirm a North American PC delay, and online and packaged retailers still show a September 6 launch. We've contacted the publisher to confirm a stateside shift.

The eleventh-hour delays for the PC versions of Ubisoft's games have become standard ops. If the delays are part of some piracy prophylactic, it functions as another layer to the company's "successful" DRM. The last minute Ubisoft PC delay tactic has been used most recently on From Dust and Call of Juarez: The Cartel, and goes back further with titles from the Assassin's Creed series and Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Update: Ubisoft has confirmed the PC version of Driver: San Francisco has a North American street date of September 27. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will launch September 6 in North America.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.