Eurogamer: Ubisoft's told Eurogamer that its "online services platform" for PC games will "evolve and improve" and is most certainly here to stay.
Anyone else hear in their head while reading the Evolve and improve "Our DRM will get tougher and stricter"
I don't see why they need DRM when they release their games through Steam. Steam itself is a type of DRM, is it not? Also, forcing people to be online to play a game that isn't an MMO is about the dumbest thing you can ever do, and a huge slap in the face for those who actually BUY your games. I'm sorry you are butthurt over piracy, Ubisoft, but please for the sake of everyone's intelligence and sanity, drop this draconian DRM bullsh1t you so forcefully impose.
enlighten me, why exactly is having to connect online such a bad thing? its pretty much the least intrusive way of drm.
Because not everyone keeps their PC's connected at all times, nor does everyone have access to a broadband connection. Also, what if your connection drops in the middle of your game, or something else happens that makes it so you can't get online? You lose your progress as your game locks up or quits because it can't detect your internet. @ Proxy That too; There's always the server issues you have to worry about.
and a continent can no longer play their single player games. Not too intrusive I suppose...
not everyone does, but most gamers do. and by most i mean 80% of them do. and there are ways to make it fair. having to always be connected to the internet isn't the perfect option, but it the best place to start with. its okay to assume that gamers have internet connections, at least dialup, because they do.
Great, meanwhile, thanks in Advance Ubisoft for screwing SCC...
@dktxx2 Did you even bother to try it then ? Ubisoft's own game launch with that system and their failure at keeping their server on 24/24 should already tell you why it's crap . It was the worst drm yet , as it didnt even resist 24hours against piracy , and prevented legit owners to play it for days .
PC Gamers: The user base will thin and stop paying.
thats like saying jail will evolve and improve...at the end of the day you still get raped in the ass....what difference does it make
Evolve and Improve eh? Hopefully they will evolve and improve themselves out of business!
translation; we'll stop making pc games in 2 to 3 years.
How about a drm that hurts pirates more than the consumer that buys it. that would be an upgrade. all drm is right now is an incentive to pirate games.
Any ideas on how they'd go about targeting *just* pirates?
No I don't, but its not my games getting pirated. If drm going to stay and be accepted, its going to have to be invisible to an honest consumer. Not my job to think of the hows.
Oh noes, sounds like Skynet will become real after all =( I never expected it would be DRM, that would become aware and doom humanity!!
More like Screw-net...
DRM will take control of Kratos, and make him run in circles so you cant play your game properly. DRM will become aware on december 26 2012, and ruin gaming for all of us, by taking control of our games, and ruining the fun.
Ok Ubisoft, this is my answer to you... GO F*CK YOURSELF.
Im done buying any product ubisoft has to offer unless its on valve steam. Otherwise i just wont buy it.. i dont care how good the game is.. i dont want it. Cant support this kind of policy with the drm crap.
The only DRM I am willing to accept on the PC anymore is Steam, because it gives me added functionality, and I DON'T HAVE TO BE ONLINE TO PLAY. Digital download is the way to go now, no more need for DVDs in the tray. To the bureaucrats of Ubisoft, you have lost me as a customer, and until you remove this uneccesary, obtrusive DRM, I hope enjoy not getting my dollars and cents! The only improvement that can be made at this point is to cut the DRM out now.
Oh yeah, and it's been cracked already, so it's useless anyway. Ugh, management at these companies just doesn't get it...
the only reason i want digital games, is to run gamestop out of business with no more cd's no more gamestop=]
You can't be serious......
Translated into pirate language: "Our next try in stopping you will be more successful, even though you'll probably break through it about a week after the release of most of our games. We'll be making sure our paying customers suffer for what what you're doing!"
meh, i give it a week before its cracked
That's ok Ubisoft you keep evolving and improving your DRM I will just keep carrying on not buying your products. I haven't bought or played a Ubisoft game in years, I stopped when they started using starforce for their protection and oddly enough I am still alive and well having never bought or played a Ubisoft game.
Heres how to improve your DRM ubisoft: Get rid of it completely, DRM only hampers legit users, DRM and such are usually cracked within a few days--if not hours of the game/softwares release WELL ITLL STOP THE PIRATES -- Theres three kinds of pirates in this situation, theres the ones that pirate it so they don't have to deal with the DRM, the ones that want to try it out first, and the ones who just want it for free. The third you aren't going to stop, the second is basically doing a extended demo, and the first wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't for you, the publisher, screwing your own customer.
And we thought skynet came from military research.
and all this time i was hoping they would see the futileness of their DRM and their raping of the true supporters.
They Shouldn't. really.
I just hope more peoplo stop buying their games until the DRM dies. As I have said many time I am willing to buy Settlers 7 and maybe Assins Creed 2 if this DRM wasnt on the games.
and so will piracy!!!
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