Former Ubisoft employee and Assassins Creed creator Patrice Désilets, recently spoke in an interview and gave his thoughts on Microsoft's previously always online Xbox One.
I don't like this guy already MS was never going to mention anything about DRM if the leaks didn't happen, superDaE is our Snowden .
So he's saying it was okay that Microsoft deliberately would have mislead people? And now that their mindset has been exposed, it makes Microsoft attitude less bad cause at least they told us about always online? They had to....No No No, It is not okay to make it look less bad, in fact it is worse: they still have the same spindoctering/vague speech, future vagueness/outward lying/arrogance! You mad Patrice? It is not okay dude, what we are saying is, it is time for people to drop the sheisty attitude and be more honest. We're not being fooled anymore! Stop the damage control/fingerpointing/spindoc toring about the features/intentions/specs etc. The damage has been done...more damage control attemps by anyone will only make them look worse. Stop the pathetic attemps.
Lol I think the guy is trying to be the next Cliffy B and/or has a drug problem and is baked out of his brain.. how on Earth could Microsoft mislead people and get away with it? They admitted to it needing an internet connection.. all hail Microsoft for their completely truthful and straightforward approach said no one ever.
I understand people liking Microsoft exclusive games... but how can ANYONE defend this company right now? Just because they changed some things, it doesn't change the fact that they tried to do it, and now they're pulling their crap with the Gold Games. I cannot trust MS. I'd love to play some of their exclusive games, but I'm not giving them a penny.
Umm wouldn't that be false advertising if they didn't??Plus it would have been a lot worse for M$ if they didn't.
lol thats what im thinking.
it would be labeled on the box so they could get away with it the backlash would come from lot people not reading the game box/manual an wonder why their getting error been offline
I would almost agree with you if A) ethics weren't a concern and b) Pre-order werent taken. People who pre-order cant see the box until it gets to them unless they wait in a line and choose to read every single line on the box before returning it...
wow i can imagine some very disappointed little kids at christmas when they tried to play their new xbone but didn't have any internet.....wait....that' s probably still going to happen. LOL
Oh look, it's the guy wanting a fully digital future faster...
Patrice Désilets has really gone down in my estimation after this. Actively lying to consumers is disgusting. I'm personally going to boycott all his future titles.
I think Patrice wants Microsoft to hire him.
so catch casual consumers by surprise when their internet goes down and when they buy used games....
Yeah brilliant idea /s The backlash would be magnitudes more bigger if that happened.
Perhaps this guys lack of thinking is why he's no longer employed with Ubisoft.
"because hardcore gamers will buy both consoles in the end"? He obviously has not been looking on internet forums. even if MS never announced this, the X1 is still heavily focused on family and mainstream media than games.
The VERY hardcore will get both consoles (and play on PC) since they (we) want to play with all games including exclusives. I wouldn't want to miss Infamous or the next Naughty Dog game nor Dead Rising 3 or Sunset Overdrive. It's about the games, I don't care about the companies. That's like saying I'll only watch Showtime and screw HBO... they both have good shows.
The very hard core with either plenty of money to spend or poor priorities will get all three nextgen consoles and a pc. I have a job and I love gaming, but I'm not gonna go and become homeless because I want to play video games. I also dont have the money(paying for college out my own pocket) or will to buy a $400-500 system + peripherals to play one or two games. And above all else some people just dont have the time to buy and play every single game they want. I still have some unopened games that I bought months ago(I buy niche games and games made by small companies new and close to release date) and plenty of opened and digital games I havent beat. It will likely be at least a year or two before I beat them all. I've even pre-ordered 3 upcoming games, but I know my limits and I know what comes first, if my money gets funny I will cancel those pre-orders in a heartbeat.
@Dravidian I get your circumstances, but those don't apply to all hardcore gamers. Also, I didn't say I'll get both systems at once; I'll get one Nov and the other Feb. Money wise, that's no problem for me but that obviously depends on each person. I want to play all great games so I'll get all the systems I deem worthy, which right now is everything besides the Wii U.
The VERY hardcore don't just buy everything to have it. The more hardcore you are about something, the more the entire industry pertaining to that something means to you. In other words: you're not gonna just buy everything JUST to have it. I hate this argument that you're somehow not hardcore enough if you don't buy all systems. That you'll ignore stupid and downright horrible practices just to play games. That's not hardcore. That's ignorant. Nobody who cares enough to be "hardcore" would just sit back and let ANYTHING happen to their hobby.
@Hicken I never said I would buy just anything... I literally said "any system I deem worthy", if I wanted to buy anything then I'd have a Wii or Wii U. The very hardcore would want to play all major AAA titles and indie games, not just the ones on a singular system. Not doing this doesn't mean you're not a "real gamer" though.
So because this guy got fired, he is now for whatever reason making headlines?
Think of it as the Cliffy B syndrome. I'm not sure what happened.
I still think ms might do the drm thing after a while like this guy said they dont need to "meantion" it and they could change it at anytime..... but lots of people do buy counsles to play online but they could at least be honest about everything instead of back peddling and confusing people about everything they say.
if they soft roll out some drm stuff that pertains to the digital only copies people can experience what they were talking about with out fear of being swindled. Its the approach they should have taken all along.
I wont disagree that MS focused on the wrong things in their messaging and pretty much screwed the pooch when it came to all of that but one thing I think from all of our standpoints they did right (even though many hated the idea) was to be up front about the internet connection required check in. No way do they not mention that and it just passes by as no big deal. Sorry this guy is dead wrong...you think it was a nightmare before...that would have been epic proportions of nightmare.
Well that isnt true, because they didnt need to mention it at any point, however; when asked point blank by people conducting interviews saying or shying away would be the same as lying, so yes they did.
That's funny because, it was Assassin's Creed II on PC that caused a lot of rage and frustration due to it's Online DRM and Persistent Internet Connection requirements.
Lmfao this Patrice guy is a joke.. Yea genius... Cause no one would of found out it wouldn't work with out the internet and every one would of just kept buying it over and over kind of like rrod amirtight Patrice
Well he DID work for Ubisoft for a long time, is this really a surprise? lol
Two words "DOUCHE BAG"
The DIDN'T. It was leaked to the interent since as early as February this year and after the reveal when every journalist asked was it true they were hardly going to lie.
I see why Ubisoft fired him. To think, I actually felt like he got a raw deal from Ubisoft, not anymore.
I also would mind that way xbox one was bound to fail.
Anyone else starting to think the people that work (in his case formerly) in this industry have become WAY disconnected from their user base? So many people in the industry just seem to have a mentality that goes against the ideas of their base.
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