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Rumor: Kotaku columnist saying Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV will require online connection

If you believe this internet extraordinaire and Kotaku columnist Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV will require online connection. Does this mean certain publishers can choose to have this DRM enabled on both next-gen systems?

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Godmars2901183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Feeling less and less good about next gen...

Edit:
Remember: Sony did say something about leaving DRM up to 3rd parties. Damnit.

Bad enough the social media agenda means less likelihood of SP titles.

Simon_Brezhnev1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

If true no buy from me.

Yeah i like to log off when i play single player games. I hate getting all them messages is it good and blah blah blah.

Yi-Long1183d ago

Always Online DRM is an automatic NO BUY for me.

Its ridiculous.

RE_L_MAYER1183d ago

Same here-fuck next gen if ps4 is doing it as well....I simply cant have it always online due to my shitty connection......going to build a better pc online that can have BETTER graphics......oh wait what? All the game recuire online connection? Im just gonna go watch movies or do something on ps3

thechosenone1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Always online requirement is a automatic no buy from me. I have no problem with one time MP passes or something similar but they do not have the right to keep a constant watch on my activities.

AzaziL1183d ago

The worst part of always online is that you can have the best internet and still not be able to play because some schmuck in a suit decided to skimp on servers.

It always has happened and always will. And even when they iron that out after a couple weeks and get it stable, it's still always short during peak hours.

Then you have server maintenance and downtime and a few years down the line, they shut down the servers for good and you can no longer play.

RM-TatoTiburon1183d ago

Do you know that you actually can turn off notifications?

darthv721183d ago

that line right there Azaz...has me most concerned. I have several original xbox games that are virtually worthless now because the multiplayer aspect is no longer functional.

As a collector/gamer, I like to be able to play these games from time to time and know that, in full working order, they are worth something to other collectors.

But when you have games where half of their function has been disabled by the powers that be....just makes them coasters instead of collector pieces. i know they have offline modes but try playing Unreal championship by yourself....it sucks.

But i guess i should just accept it as one of those circle of life things. I have a slew of DC games that used to be supported online but no more sega servers to host PSO means Im stuck playing with myself...figuratively speaking of course.

MestreRothN4G1183d ago

I didn't buy SimCity for this only matter.

NukaCola1182d ago

I think Watch Dogs needs the connection for the interactivity of an online community but as for AC or DRM in general, I will be unsupportive of a developer trying to mandate a connection for any game that is a single player title.

RumbleFish1182d ago

The answer is simple: Don't buy the f****** games! There are many things you can do. Read a book, watch movies, go swimming, running. Do anything but don't buy the games. DRM, online connection for single player games only hurt us, not the pirates.
If we say NO! the publishers will have to answer. We pay them, we are their bosses!

You have the choice: use Your power to keep Your money in Your pocket.

We pay them. They HAVE to do what WE want!

Root1182d ago

Same here

Watch Dogs better not be always on....I am NOT having people in my game messing up my world, watching or following me as I do missions and trying to screw things up for me.

If I WANT that I'll select it but I better not be forced to do it.

NateCole1182d ago

Yes, regardless of weather you are a PS or xbox gamer we should all stand against this kinda bullshit as gamers.

Sadly though we are a minority.

zeeshan1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

I can't stand the concept either. If lets suppose that Naughty Dog decides to go that route with my most anticipated game since resident evil 5 (which turned out crap compared to previous re titles), I'll simply drink my tears but won't even consider buying that game.

The above statement was just and example. I know Sony won't force this crap, they have already told us about this but just goes to show how much this gamer dislikes this drm crap regardless the format or companies.

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darthv721183d ago

this just got interesting.

So while the rumors of an always online console are deal breaking for some. the idea that the need for an internet connection to play games is.....okay?

At least it puts the hypocrisy out in front for all to see.

If you want something bad enough in life, you find a way to get it. work hard, earn more money all of the things our parents and parents-parents had to do to provide the luxuries for themselves and their children. okay, that was a bit off topic but....its true.

Oh, this is not directed at you god, just speaking generally.

Unicron1183d ago

It's anti-consumer either way to me. However, if it's only a game's FEATURE that won't work without online, so be it, I'll live without it and can play without a connection.

But if I can't boot something like Okami because my ISP is down, that's just utter crap and anyone defending it is being ridiculous.

mydyingparadiselost1183d ago

Unless you live in an area with little to no internet service. Oh, sorry numerous countries, rural regions and poor internet infrastructure areas, you consumers need to work harder and make everything around you shit roses so your can pay vast amounts of money to us and play our games! Great thinking.

Darrius Cole1183d ago

No it's not okay for a game either. But I can (and in my case actually will) choose not to buy the game, unless it is an exclusively online multi-player game.

Jek_Porkins1183d ago

Didn't we all suspect this when we heard Destiny would be DRM? I mean I kind of suspected it, I doubt this would be the big blow to Microsoft that people are making it out to be if companies are making their games DRM anyway.

CC-Tron1183d ago

It's like I said they never learn. The smell of roast crow just got a little stronger on N4G.

Unicron1183d ago

Is Destiny using it as a core feature, or as a needless form of DRM though (See Sim City)? Those are two different things. Again, being unable to play ANY single player game without an online connection is ridiculous if true. Being unable to play an MMOFPS/persistent world is something else.

Crazyglues1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

OH No! Say it ain't so... this would be such a bad move for game companies...

Seriously did no one see the backlash that SimCity got...!!

What in the world are these fools thinking - Looks like two games I'm going to pass on... What a bad move..

I play too many games offline this is ridiculous. I was just playing God Of War Ascension's single player offline the other day..

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Godmars2901183d ago

What they saw was the game sell over a million on pre-orders and continue to sell after all the internet "whining".

darthv721183d ago

wasnt the simcity thing more about server load than anything else? Meaning the game was released and the demand exceeded the available resources until they got things straightened out.

So is that the automatic norm from now on? Release a game that requires an internet check but make sure that the systems arent in place to process those checks so we can really F with the consumers.

Everything is getting pushed so far out of context.

DOMination-1183d ago

Its inevitable that Sony woukd follow suit imo. They might end up with less publisher support otherwise.

Theres a chance that this may lead to cheaper games in future though.

NastyLeftHook01183d ago

sony will not do that. they said they would not. i trust them. this is a rumor.

Ezz20131182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

but the thing is ....sony is not doing this
"More relief... At a roundtable this morning, Sony's game studios chief, Shuhei Yoshida, told reporters that any requirement for users to register a game online in order to play it would be left to game publishers. Sony won't require that"
http://kotaku.com/5985874/p...
that's not the same thing with MS

the sad part sony said it's up to 3rd party dev to do it or not
and this is a 3rd part dev who's doing it
which is lame as hell
and i won't support those 3rd party studios who do this ...not in a million years

DOMination-1182d ago

Well guess what. Ubisoft are dping it. And you can bet EA will too. kotaku have been good with rumours so trust Sony all you want but this WILL happen across both formats.

Ezz20131182d ago

did you read the (update)in the article?! it's not a rumor
sony confirm that already
the only one here to blame are 3rd party studios who will do this not sony

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dasbeer881183d ago

I really wish modern game companies were like CD Projekt RED: They don't give a shit about DRM, they actually CARE about their fans.

Jaqen_Hghar1183d ago

A man isn't even a fan of the Witcher but CD projekt RED is one of his favorite devs anyway simply for taking a stand. A man will wait until the consumer backlash and elimination of this tactic to buy his next gen console if Sony truly does go this path.

Baka-akaB1182d ago

A pity CD projekt Red doesnt get nearly enough the support they should

AngelicIceDiamond1183d ago

Perfect...The PS4 and 720 are suppose to have "PC architect"

That doesn't mean they should do PC practices on console?

Devs need to get this "PC mentality" out of their heads, they are still home consoles that people still want to play on there own time. And not having to worry about having to connect every single time you start the game.

Next gen is sounding rough at the moment.

Freedomland1182d ago

So it has started....................... ............................... ..............................
Proud gamers will fall against mighty developers.
I hope not.

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GiantFriendlyCrab1183d ago

i downland the pirated version if this is true. Fuck DRM

MariaHelFutura1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Any game or system that forces you to be online constantly, will not be weaseling it's way into my living room. (w/ the exception of online only games or games I'll only play online like BF4)

sway_z1183d ago

100% agreed!

I for one will just stick to PS3, since there are some awesome games still scheduled. In fact, I'm seriously contemplating on holding off on next gen for maybe a year or so to see how it all pans out.

I am still very impressed with what PS3 can offer anyways ;)

Cocozero1183d ago

Sony did say they would leave it up to publishers to require DRM.....

dcbronco1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

They said they would leave blocking used games up to the publishers. People don't like to look at the business side of things, but used games and pirating hurt sales. No matter what Gamestop says. It was crazy to believe both consoles wouldn't have these features. If they are true for one they will come to all. Publishers will go where they think they have the best deal.

It is good to see some people that are usually Sony drones being honest about this.

BitbyDeath1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Won't get either game if true.