New Ubisoft titles like Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed Unity pulled from Steam but added to Origin.
Oh wow. This isnt good. I know im not signing up to origin.
Yup, not supporting that, Uplay and Origin should be avoided like the plague. Pirates ahoy!
Origin works what do you guys have against it?
I hate EA and refuse to spend a penny on their games and services. Plus origin spys on your computer.
Origin has gotten better. I don't own many games on Origin, but I consider it a supplemental service to Steam. You can't buy Mass Effect, Battlefield and other EA games from Steam, and now Ubisoft's biggest games, so if I am to choose another service to buy these games from, it will be Origin.
Well that just makes it easier for me to avoid buying Ubisoft products, Luckily for me I have taste in games and after about the 3'rd version of any franchise I'm bored so not buying games from Ubisoft EA and Actuvision is easy since all they make is cut and paste crap.
ha well that is an odd twist of fate. not sure what peoples issues with origin are, it's not like you have to pay for membership on it
It makes things more complicated + Origin sucks
It scans harddrives. To me it's no big deal, as I don't think it is anything more sinister than checking for EA games to add to the launcher. Games are all I have on my PC anyway, so it isn't intrusive at all. But I can see why other people are suspicious of it. Also, the front pages of Origin give a clear indication that EA's strategy includes console-like prices for PC games. This does bother me.
don't all the launchers do that? like they search for games they can put on the launcher for easy access hell i have Nvidia scanning my drives to find games it can optimize for me prices yeah that's a bitch alright but you can use keys from key sites on origin aswell no bother so you come away at whatever the going rate is.
Origin does it on some kind of schedule, invisible to the user. People saw the disc activity and blew up. I have a few games pre-ordered from G2A for £22.50 a pop, but that doesn't change EA's £55 list price, and at the end of the day EA control the keys that these external parties are selling so they could potentially throw a wrench into that too. I do expect EA Access to come to Origin soon, and that will make for an immense 'vault' that should get Origin a bit of communal loving.
Scanning aside , i dont mind Origin . I was never in favor of a steam hegemony and monopoly . Sure steam is awesome right now , have been for years . But an inevitable and simple change of leadership , and a benevolant giant can become a pain . Plus people forgot the growing pains of steam , and how initially everyone complained about it . Or when everyone was up in arms when HL2 required an online activation for even the campaign , a new concept back then . So Origin wich isnt that bad can actually improves . GFWL now was awful through and through
What's strange to me is that we already had to use Uplay to launch any recent Ubisoft games, so it's not like there is that big of a difference. It just means the games don't automatically show up in your Steam library. But most of us probably have games in multiple libraries anyway. I don't know why people want to have to launch Steam and Uplay instead of just launching Uplay. I mean, I get that people want their games in one library--I would prefer that too--but we are long since passed that being a possibility. You can still add non-Steam games to your Steam library.
Steam would be best, Origin second best. Rather anything than uPlay imo.
Origin is still horrendous. Ubisoft shot themselves in the foot on this one.
Bear in mind, Steam has had 11 years of practice. Origin hasn't done badly in the space of 3 years.
I love games and Steam and Origin. I hope they make games downloadable without the internet.
"I hope they make games downloadable without the internet." Do you mean playable? Cos you sure won't be downloading anything without a connection or some kind of blood magic....
You CAN download games without internet on STEAM!
You've never used Steam have you?
Infyza are you drunk? Or am I drunk? How the hell am I going to play games on steam without downloading it.
For me installing a game and downloading a game are two different things. One includes the use of the internet (or at least some kind of network connection).
Glad can get them on Origin and not have to worry about uPlay
What I find funny is that all the people that praise Origin above haven't commented either in a long time or ever. I smell something fishy
To be honest, I never open Steam, Origin I keep up to date so I can play Mirror's Edge and Sims
Origin is fine. I have no qualms using it on a daily basis. uPlay however, I wouldn't touch with a 15 foot pole.
I'm pretty sure even if you buy Ubisoft games on Steam or Origin, Uplay will open up anyway to run the game, though I don't mind Uplay much, the auto-patching process is awful for older games but for new ones it works well... it did lose my save for AC4 though at 94% complete which still annoys me...
Considering that you can easily abuse free VPN's to unlock games early on Origin, this just means that people won't have to wait for their specific zonal release date in order to get their hands on the games. To be honest, forsaking the largest digital distribution platform just seems like an incredibly stupid move from Ubisoft. I'd love to see how it affects sales.
This is terrible. Worse than a Death Star full of Xenomorphs!
shame i was going to get those two games, well now its 2 games less, im ok with that, too many games anyways
I don't mind Origin. I also don't mind Ubi deciding not to put games on Steam, to be perfectly honest. I like Steam, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't have to be the only option for devs and publishers IMO. What I DO mind is paying a ridiculous £50 for a standard edition download and then being forced to use Uplay, which has historically proved itself to be FUBAR.
Only thing I don't like about Origin is the payment method of "EA Wallet". If you have money in that you can't use it to pre-order any game, only games that have been released. I traded in some console games at Gamestop for a $60 Origin card so I could pre order Dragon Age Inquisition, but Origin won't accept the payment on the pre order.
They can keep that sh*t to themselves... ain't having Spyware on my PC.
So what about all the people who bought AC5 on Steam? Also, does Ubisoft realize that Origin and EA are hated among the PC market and this will jut lose them money? I mean if they moved to GMG it would be cool but Origin? Are you kidding me? Last time I tried to use origin, my computer went kapoots. "like leaving your child at the Jonestown daycare center"
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