VG247: Splinter Cell: Conviction creative director Max Béland has told VG247 that Ubisoft's DRM software is considered "vital" to the success of its games on PC.
yeah sure. we'll see sales and talk later, hoping you're wrong, otherwise we're fvcked up. Won't buy conviction, that's for sure.
These people simply don't get it do they? While I in no way condone piracy, they are shooting themselves in the foot by sticking over the top DRM restraints on their games, because people get turned off by this. So unless they can actually get some DRM that takes a lot longer to crack, then all they are doing is lowering paid sales of the games.
Vital to making it fail.
It's not just the DRM, they need to stop making bad ports of console games to the PC. Doesn't it make sense, if you require a constant internet connection, the game comes out 4 months after it did for PS3 or Xbox 360, then decide to charge $60 for it, and creating broken ports of console games will not help your sales improve. As long as developers continue to do things like that then piracy will continue to exist.
Uh, no. Asinine. If you have to walk all over the same people that financially support you, you're doing something wrong. And that's exactly what this DRM does. I hope their sales are disappointing enough to reconsider this. I held off buying Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction because of this crap. I know I'm not alone.
I went and bought it for the ps3 and was looking forward to buying it on Steam until they released their DRM info. Ubisoft games have been put on hold across all my systems until some of their policies change.
I'm not sure how it's vital to their business when it makes me take my dollars elsewhere.
Vital to losing it?
"I went and bought it for the ps3 and was looking forward to buying it on Steam until they released their DRM info." So you bought the more expensive, and easier to develop version? Way to make a stand!
what are you talking about making a stand? Other than the DRM I have nothing against Ubisoft. I bought AC2 when it launched. Back when there was no info regarding their "always on" DRM.
DRm is vital to your business? I was seriously going to purchase Assassin's Creed 2 legally because I loved it on my PS3. No doubt it would play at 60FPS on my PC, but because my internet connection is so unstable, the DRM ultimately would prevent me from playing it. Sorry Ubi, no purchase here.
I currently dont have my computer hooked up to the internet so Ubisoft's DRM was a massive problem for me. I bought the game for £20 and just waited patiently for this server emulator. Works great!
I didn't buy AC2 'coz of DRM and $60.00 price tag and I am guessing the list will grow.
AC2 and Settlers both dropped of so quidkly on the steam chart. It just shows the games sold badly. Many ppl didnt buy AC2 because of DRM. I know i didnt, also the price was another turn off.
I dont mind companies using DRM to protect their games9 In the end the DRM never stops pirates) but this always online DRM is over doing it. Hell I even bought the GTA Liberty City Episodes game today.
Don't you have any common sense to see you are shooting yourself in the foot with this DRM, appart from releasing games 6 months after on PC with high price tag.
"Ubisoft's DRM software is considered "vital" to the success of its games on PC." Ubisoft's DRM software is the reason why I won't purchase any Ubisoft PC games until they stop using it. Seriously who the fnck came up with the idea to use this kind of DRM at Ubisoft? I'm guessing it's someone who's been working in the corporate world their entire life and has very little info on how the gaming industry works and how we gamers think. I see this all the time. Big decision makers of companies who have no experience/knowledge in a certain field, but are giving orders and making management and business decisions. This doesn't seem right to me. You wouldn't make someone a general in an army if they have no clue how to wage war but are good at barking orders would you?
I guess I as a customer is not vital to their business then...
Well we understand (not buying) but they don't. I agree the people who pushed this DRM do not know anything about gaming, they know how to keep money in the company. Consoles are not pirate free, upgrade you PS3 and Java (I think) will not work. Well download this crack and your back in business. 360's don't need to solder in a piggy back chip... hack the bios and it will read coped disks. I don't see how sales are that great for consoles if it's ok to resell used games. The companies could make a lot more money if they stopped used sales, register game to one consoled only. That will be coming soon too. Well the indie game market is alive and well. Lots of apps for Ipods, Iphone and these large companies will see the money and move there too. Ubi and other greedy f's can rot in hell. great gamming CC :-)
Registering a console to one console only is worse than Ubisofts DRM. Its actualy a huge mistake if this ever happens because if your console dies then your shagged because you cant play the game you paid for on the replacement console.
Splinter Cell Conviction will be $60...Ubi has a lot of nerve. I was actually going to get it even with the Big Brother DRM, but the $60 is just a slap in the face, pass. http://www.impulsedriven.co...
Ubisoft is just lucky I'd rather play Assassin's Creed 2 on my 360. Otherwise, I would have pirated it for my PC. I don't normally pirate, I like supporting developers. But, with that DRM, they are screwing over their fans. Plus, with the server emulator and the cracked versions of the game, their DRM is useless now. I wish they like, kept up, with gaming news. They should realize that their DRM is completely pointless now, and it's just hurting their legit customers, and definitely convincing a lot of people not to buy the game at all, as it's much easier to just pirate the game and not have to be hooked up to the internet all the time. Plus, anyone who asks $60 for a PC game is just being greedy. They get to be tied in with Activision, now. Congrats, Ubi.
I'm guessing it won't be long before Activision jumps on this online-all-the-time stuff as well, let's just hope Blizzard doesn't follow suit.
Blizzard already has; their new games are now always online, if I remember correctly. You must be connected to the new battle.net all the time, even for lan play (no offline lan).
SCII has an offline mode. You will have to activate it most likely, but that's been a norm since Half Life 2. http://news.softpedia.com/n...
I don't like pirating games, but I guess I will download all Valve and Ubisoft games from now on.
Im sure Ubishaft is losing at least 25% of their sales (That number might be a bit drastic but maybe not) because of the DRM. People will want to play the game whenever they want and not want to be bullied into having an online connection all the time. Also not everybody has a stable internet connection and if you look on the Settlers 7 Forum you will see the forum is flooded with people not being able to play the game because of this DRM (Theres a few arrogant people on there that will defend the DRM and will give you grief if you mention the bad DRM) Ubisoft will eventually realise that this DRM is not a good business decision and change it but until then we will have to put up with games with this type of DRM.
assassins creed 2 protection is already cracked. google it, pirates and legit users ;)
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