During the financial conference call for the latest fiscal year, Ubisoft President Yves Guillemot commented about the results of the company’s strategy, and announced the results for the online service Uplay for last year.
How? By shoving Uplay in our faces at any point they can. By completely locking in-game features if you're not signed into Uplay. Congrads Ubisoft
They would increase by 100% if they deleted UPlay and didn't lie about their games during the publicity phase.
I hate uPlay: it has absolutely NO value to me as a consumer, but it's FORCED upon me by Ubisoft if I want to play one of their games. It actually devalues their products and their Ubisoft brand-image.
Sales are down on PC, but only by 1% year on year, yet still up from previous years. Not much evidence to suggest uplay has had much of an effect on sales. People complain so adamantly, but they still end up buying the games. What message do you think that sends?
@chrono joe: I don't think people are saying that Uplay is so bad you won't buy ubisoft games anymore. But it's just annoying. It adds nothing, no value, it servers no purpose. I wish it would go away.
What about the awful game design, poor optimisation and technical performance then? If the inconvenience of uplay isn't enough, then what about all the other problems with Ubisofts games? At the end of the day, if consumers are bothered by something they do need to stop purchasing the products if they hope anything will change. Ubisoft won't produce better games if consumers will buy bad ones, and uplay won't go away if consumers still buy their games while uplay is required.
I refuse to buy Ubisoft games on PC despite a beefy rig. I just get them on PS4 once they are cheap and eBay them right after beating them. Their games "cost" me about $5 or less.
But did gamers buy games from Uplay? NO.
Only because you are forcing Steam users to install Uplay in order to play your games.
Just because I have Uplay on my machine doesn't mean I like it or want it. My PC recognized Uplay as malware. Even my PC doesn't like Uplay.
my steam account and harddrive gasped as i downloaded the dreaded uplay on to them as it commenced they asked me why i would do such a thing to them i told them because i must play far cry 3 cause steam sales they asked me if it was worth it after the deed was done and uplay had infested them with its awfulness i told them i would find out soon i booted up far cry 3 and then something i knew to be true happened the servers of ubisoft were down so no game for me. uplay out of 10 never doing that again.
Uplay is working and a great service because more people are using it is like saying Comcast is great because they have a lot of customers. We have no choice on PC but to use Ucrap in order to play your games. Of course the numbers are going to go up. My computer recognizes Ucrap as malware too.
Everything you said was completely accurate but when I was reading your comment I can't help but look at your avatar. I mean...I...can't...look... away...
Yes I purchased the crew the bs with always online and dlc directly attached to you profile (no one on your ps4 can use it ) im done with ubisoft
From how many ... Zero ? Seriously its not paying off. All its doing is making people not want to get their product. I know i am one of them.
Ubisoft claims more users by forcing Uplay being mandatory = better statistical numbers/graphs = investors :). You're not telling me you expected this to be for your benefit now did you?lol
“Is Paying Off Handsomely;”...good job gamers, good job...
Uplay looks good but it very poorlyvimplemented, I'm not asking for steam like community features but rather just simple fame launching like origin. what I don't like is launching farcry 3 but then launching Uplay? it's crazy
That's kinda the reason I don't play my games on pc. Graphical superiority aside the Pc platform has far too many apps like uplay and origin. It's a very fractured system IMO and it's seems like every publisher wants to have there own Steam. I like to have all my stats, achievements /trophies, save data and games located in one place
Steam >>> Origin >>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> > uPlay uPlay is so horrendous that it makes Origin feel like sex on drugs. And Origin is the fattie you wake up next to, full of regret, but hey, she said Mass Effect and Dragon Age required it, so....
I have pretty much every Ubisoft product with the exception of The Crew and can honestly say that I have never experienced a single issue related to UPlay. Mabye click a button here or there to register but then you can just ignore it. To say that it is becoming popular is completely disingenuous though, console owners have no choice but use it.
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