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No PC PoP DLC

Big Download has a confirmation that the Prince of Persia DLC in the works for consoles will not be released on PCs, offering the following quote from Ubisoft's message boards: "Unfortunately for business reasons we won't be seeing any PoP DLC appear. Sorry guys!" There you have it, "business reasons," so there's no reason to take this personally.

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38. Re: No PC PoP DLC Feb 3, 2009, 23:22 Jerykk
 
But surely you realise the basis of the free market is that businesses do things when it makes them money and don't when it won't.

No, they do things when they think it'll make them money. If businesses only did things that actually made them money, no business would ever go out of business.

Somehow there has to be a part of you that acknowledges maybe these guys have a better idea of whether it will make them money than you could.

No, not really. Suits are generally idiots who have no understanding of the gaming industry or its customers. For example, suits are the ones who think it's a great move to delay a PC port of a console game for months and then blame pirates when it doesn't sell as well as the console versions. Suits are the ones who don't realize that the bestselling PC games are the ones that are designed for the PC. Suits are the ones who don't think it's necessary to spend any money on marketing for PC games. Suits are the ones who thought that DX10 would sell Vista. Suits are the ones who thought that making Halo 2 and Shadowrun Vista-exclusives would sell Vista. Suits are the ones who thought that releasing the PC ports of Halo, Fable, Halo 2 and Jade Empire years after the console releases was a wise move. Suits are the ones who thought it was clever to farm out the PC port of RE4 to some crappy third-party developer in China. I can keep going and going but I think you get my point.

As history shows, having a degree from business school isn't going to make you a genius in the gaming industry.
 
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