Ubisoft CEO undecided on Xbox One pre-owned stance

Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot has said his company is undecided on its stance regarding pre-owned game fees.

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Lord Anubis1592d ago

This makes sony the Knight in Shining armor.
Xbox fans should thank sony.

first1NFANTRY1592d ago

i agree. now publishers and devs face potential loss of sales on the xbone if they impose these policies. this only means multiplats will sell well on the ps4. how the tides have turned.

CaulkSlap1591d ago

I'm going to own both (eventually) and I fully intend to buy every multiplat on PS4 regardless of what MS says from here. You're probably still only going to own a license to the game on Xbox One regardless of what used game policy they change and PS4 is more powerful anyways. It's really a no brainer.

TheBrit1591d ago

Publishers LOSE money on used games because they don't see a dime of it.

The Xbox Oneforces people to buy the full game which makes the publishers more money.

Sony on the other hand by doing the right thing doesn't make the publisher any more money once that game is sold / traded in.

You will be surprised how much money will be made on the Xbox One - you just cannot see it because of tunnel vision.

dedicatedtogamers1592d ago

Wait. People actually think....Microsoft might change their policies? No. No, they won't. This is the same company that was "listening to feeback" and still employed all of the rumored restrictions for Xbox One. This is the same company that ignored the failure of Windows 8 and Zune until it had been on the market for months.

Microsoft is currently in Full Maximum Hubris Mode. They're been in this mode for the last 3-4 years. Remember, you are not their target audience. They still think this thing will sell to the TV watchers.

ziggurcat1592d ago

i shudder to think what the policies were before they "listened."

dedicatedtogamers1591d ago

@ ziggurcat

Actually, what is worse is that - according to a few leakers prior to E3 - the policy information we leaned on June 7th was only half of it. There are still policies that Microsoft hasn't yet announced. Can't wait to see what new restrictions they dream up.

Oh, did you hear the new Killer Instinct is a download-only free to play title?

MRMagoo1231591d ago

LOL killer instinct is a free dl game wow must be high budget.

vigilante_man1591d ago

I never liked Bill Gates. I respected him as a business person but never like MS ethics.

But even Bill Gates would not have allowed this shambles to happen.

porter4701591d ago

I bailed on MS three years ago, moved to PC. The people running the MS games division are middle aged businessman and women that haven't played a game in their life's and only looking to make as much money as they can.

Hers a link to an interview of one of MS former PR saying the very same thing's and how MS has changed in 2012 and now this is the result we have now. Interview starts at 00:25

ThanatosDMC1591d ago

Well, they also wanted to kick Steam out of Win8 and make Win8 their "Apple Store". They wanted devs to pay MS to publish their games on Win8. Same concept. It's still on the fence since Win8 is incompatible with lots of programs and screwing customers.

Win8 and Xbone is basically trying to do the same exact thing but got slapped by consumers.

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Ninja_G_Aidan1592d ago

Blahh who actually cares now. It's not like anyone is going to buy the piece of shit console now!

StanLee1591d ago

I'll take that bet. :D

Rusty5151592d ago

This basically means ubisoft wants to, but they don't wanna look like the bad guys. I think they're waiting to see if anyone does it first so they arn't the primary scapegoats. And you know EA is just wanking off to this idea so you know they're gonna say yes to used game fees.

Jeff2571592d ago

Well Sony has been and will continue to push Day One Digital download of games. I have yet to buy any big titles through that since I still generally like having a physical copy. But I have also used Steam and I like what Sony is trying to do with PS4 that allows you to start playing a game while it is downloading. I can certainly see myself making a transition to buying games more through digital means.

But to really make that feasible the Big Publishers need to allow Sony to be like Steam and have big sales and also bundle games together.

Cueil1592d ago

both consoles still tied down by retailers

sashimi1592d ago

That will forever be the problem since console sales are reliant on retailers while digital services like steam do not.

Legion1591d ago

Not so much. MS and Sony both are pushing more to download sales then hard sales. Looks like next Gen is hoping for more of a STEAM situation in their sales out look.

We will just have to see.

Cueil1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

we may see one more hardware release... and then that's it

Personally I was really hoping to see cross platform play between Sony and Microsoft on multiplatform games

Grindlefly1591d ago

Highly feasible I think that by the time we get to ps5 that it won't have a disc drive. Digital only maybe?

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