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Ubisoft Declares the Future of PC is Free-to-Play, But Ignores What Caused the Piracy

Jeff from Holygrenade analyzes a recent interview courtesy of Ubisoft's CEo declaring the future of PC gaming is "free-to-play." But he also blames pirates for the necessity instead of tracking what his own company did to drive them there.

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zeal0us2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

93-95% piracy rate. I would like to know how this data was gather? What title(s) is this base off of?

If that rate is true, which highly doubt, then I guess Ubisoft have no reason to keep using those DRMs.

Obviously the DRMs is working with a piracy rate like that. /s

If F2P is the future I'm pretty sure a lot of companies will turn their titles to P2W/Cash Shop Heaven.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

If it was really 95% they wouldn't make pc versions at all.

StayStatic2782d ago

Agreed , 95% of Ubisoft PC ports suck anyways , other publishers are the way to go.

Treat you player base like trash , don't expect them to treat you with respect.

zgoldenlionz2782d ago

I just have to laugh at all these comments about the percentage. does it really matter? Companies have a right to protect what they make, you are acting like DRM has hurt you personally. It's funny how pc gamers spend so much on their setups but can't afford games.

Letros2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

They will have a tougher time in the F2P space if they continue to make lackluster titles, because you can't make money off "hype".

F2P titles require a lot of polish that makes a good first impression, and you need content and a structure to keep that player playing, and a certain % paying. It's a lot easier to uninstall a mediocre free game, than one that you paid $60 for.

What's amazing is that, despite having such high piracy rates, they still release PC titles, so either they are making profit, or enjoy throwing money in the drain.

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darthawesome902782d ago

I'm curious. Do they add games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Golden sun, and many other classics to get their 95%? Games that were released 2-3 console generations ago and now are mostly only playable on emulators.

beerkeg2782d ago

What a load of horseshi.......untruths.

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