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23. Re: Far Cry 3 DRM Details, Specs Sep 26, 2012, 02:51 Jerykk
Matshock wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 22:58:
Jerykk wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 21:50:
Matshock wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:36:
Amazon is listing $60 for digital. I see Dell is doing $50 though.


Amazon was at 50 for XCOM EU DVD for a while then went to 60.

Pricing is all over the place for preorders these days.

The deluxe edition of FC3 is $60. Regular is $50. XCOM DVD is $60 because it has a bunch of physical goodies included. Digital download is $50.

I get all that- let's set aside XCOM.

UBI is:

a) charging $60 for digital delivery

b) withholding actual value content (missions, weapons) from the $50 boxed set that PC gamers don't want as a release product anyway AND it costs UBI more to deliver

They're pushing to $60.00- that's obvious. They're being half-assed about it like they are about their DRM.

If they push a non-deluxe digital version I'll retract but right now they're pushing $60.

Non-deluxe digital version

Or you can just buy the download version directly from Ubisoft: $50 Far Cry 3 digital download from Ubisoft store

I dislike Ubisoft as much as the next PC gamer but you really should do some degree of research before posting tirades.

Anywho, it's not exactly a secret that publishers are starting to abandon physical PC games in the U.S. A lot of games are digital-only these days, like Sleeping Dogs, Dark Souls, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, etc. A big reason for PC gaming's resurgence is the higher profit margin and long-term sales that digital distribution offers.

This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2012, 03:02.
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