Analysis: Can Ubisoft win back the PC crowd?

After a controversial battle with PC gamers over DRM, the French publisher is now relaxing its stance. Sean Knight wonders if that’s enough

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Sharodan1879d ago

I'd like to see a streamlining of the double-sign-in crap that they'll have. I remember jumping through numerous hoops with one of my Games for Windows titles and it was both frustrating and demoralizing - when I was done setting up, I didn't want to play anymore...

showtimefolks1879d ago

if they actually put in great effort when it comes to releasing games day one on pc and consoles than yes.

also FarCry 3 looked so much better on a PC, as long as they take advantage of PC specs than i believe PC gamers will have no problem supporting their games

N0S3LFESTEEM1878d ago

@ showtimefolks

Can't say I was too impressed by the broken geometry, floating grass, Dumb AI, and the fact that I can't run on a flat surface for a extended amount of time with Brody spazzing out and not knowing if it he wants to put his gun away or not (That glitch where your running and your gun drops offscreen then pops back up).

Thatguy-3101879d ago

My question is do they really need the pc crowd??

Ducky1879d ago

Well, if they want more revenue, then yea.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

They must make enough form pc to care
"Ubisoft Wants to "Improve" Its Relationship With PC Community"

Ea feels they need pc.
"Xbox 360 led the pack, bringing EA $292 million in the past three months. That compared favorably to the PS3 which did $267 million for the firm. But the PC platform actually managed to outperform Sony's console with $276 million."

Nathan Drake plays starcraft on the weekend.

CyberCam1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

You obviously don't realize the numbers that PC gamers are putting up. People don't seem to realize that PC gamer numbers are rising like crazy.

I've built more PC gaming rigs for my personal customers in 2012 than in the previous 3 years put together. I've seen the growth first hand!

Why do you think EA & Ubisoft are trying to entice PC gamers with their pitiful Steam clones? They know the deal, they know Valve is making a bundle because of Steams popularity!

aliengmr1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

GFWL was garbage. Uplay isn't that bad, aside from having to click play twice.

I draw the line at "always online" DRM.

Ubi is coming along, so long as stop calling their customers criminals and using draconian DRM that only hurts paying customers, I have hope for them.

Its kind of strange but over the last couple years Square Enix has been quite good to the PC, their ports are almost always well polished. Ubi could learn a thing or two from them.

PopRocks3591879d ago

Eliminate the DRM and find a way to give more value to their PC games (optimization for modern PC hardware would probably suffice). That's pretty much all they have to do.

NameRemoved00171879d ago

Optimization, no DRM and features like DX11 lighting, tesselation, 2k or 4k textures. That would suffice.

shivvy241879d ago

from what i know PC gets the best version when it comes to graphics but i think PS3 gets the better content ( AC3 and FC3 )

Lone_Man1879d ago

the only games i play on ma ps3 and xbox 360 are arcade games..and exclusive content.

animegamingnerd1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

my brother who is a PC gamer has told me that both the assassin's creed 3 and far cry 3 ports are great also the fact both times watch dogs was shown it was running on the PC shows that ubisoft is actually starting care about the PC

sergons1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

your brother needs glases. far cry 3 and ac3 are crapy consoles ports.

Wagz221879d ago

You must've played a different game than I did because not having it modded on ultra settings looked amazing.

NameRemoved00171879d ago

Watchdogs leading platform is PC, they obviously care.

Lone_Man1879d ago

i didnt knw that....thnx for the GK...

CyberCam1879d ago

The only reason FC3 & AC3 are good is because of the modding community that mods the crap out of those game, the texture packs that the modders made are what makes them look so good! Ubi created an ok ports and the modders made them much better.

Plagasx1879d ago

They can start by removing Uplay..

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