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Ubisoft Blames Piracy For Non-Release of PC Game 424

New submitter Azmodan sends this excerpt from TorrentFreak: "Ubisoft is known for laying the blame for many problems on the unauthorized downloading of its games. Stanislas Mettra, creative director of the upcoming game I Am Alive, confirms this once again by saying that the decision not to release a PC version is a direct result of widespread game piracy. However, those who look beyond the propaganda will see that there appears to be more to the story than that." Another Ubisoft employee made similar comments about upcoming Ghost Recon games. Regarding Ghost Recon Online being free-to-play: "We are giving away most of the content for free because there’s no barrier to entry. To the users that are traditionally playing the game by getting it through Pirate Bay, we said, 'Okay, go ahead guys. This is what you’re asking for. We’ve listened to you – we’re giving you this experience. It’s easy to download, there’s no DRM that will pollute your experience.'" Regarding Future Soldier having no PC version: "When we started Ghost Recon Online we were thinking about Ghost Recon: Future Solider; having something ported in the classical way without any deep development, because we know that 95% of our consumers will pirate the game. So we said okay, we have to change our mind."
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Ubisoft Blames Piracy For Non-Release of PC Game

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 25, 2011 @09:42AM (#38165190)

    DIE a SLOW and PAINFUL bleeding death ubisoft.

  • by AdamJS (2466928) on Friday November 25, 2011 @09:43AM (#38165202)

    For delaying the cracks for better games.
    How's a guy supposed to pirate and play the latest GoodPCGame_X if all of the crackers and scene releases are busy spending their time mocking Ubisoft with pre-release cracks?

    Easily the most terrifying and effective of anti-piracy measures: Flooding the pros with entertaining shit to do.

  • Re:AWWWWW (Score:4, Funny)

    by Dunbal (464142) * on Friday November 25, 2011 @11:15AM (#38166012)
    You work at Ubisoft or something? OK whatever. The point is OTHER game companies manage to make money - even Paradox Interactive, which is notorious for shipping buggy, unfinished pieces of crap. Ubisoft has simply forgotten what it's all about. The board should pay themselves big fat bonuses and just dissolve the company.

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman