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Ubisoft: DRM "Vital" To PC Success

VG247 quotes Splinter Cell: Conviction creative director Max Béland saying Ubisoft's PC DRM, which requires a constant internet connection, is "vital" to their business. He said: "We consider that protecting our PC games is vital to our business, and will allow us to continue investing in the development of creative and innovative games on the PC platform." This is excerpted from a full interview with Béland, which is accompanied by the first 20 minutes of Splinter Cell: Conviction in video.

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37. Re: Ubisoft: DRM "Vital" To PC Success Apr 16, 2010, 13:29 HugeJerk
 
At the end of the day, they need to ask themselves... "Did this encourage sales?". As far as I can tell, this form of restrictive (Not allowing the owner to play the game without a constant connection) and obnoxious (Game pauses and dumps you if your connection drops) has only had a negative impact on sales.

I am one of those who would have bought the game, I own AC1 and enjoyed its gameplay, but I can't see the value in paying a higher amount than normal for a game that restricts my ability to use it where I want.

In my opinion, if Ubi wants to keep this restriction in place, then the game should be priced appropriately... around $20 max.
 
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