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Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers

Ubisoft is actively seeking to improve its relationship with the PC gaming community, as seen in comments on MCV that acknowledge the damage the publisher's recent actions have caused in that area, in particular, their recently ended "always on" DRM policy. "Announcing all these partners for Uplay and a wider choice of PC games, it shows our commitment to PC, and we want to improve out [sic] relationship with the PC community," Ubisoft's worldwide Uplay director Stephanie Perotti told them. "We are always seeking to improve. We took a lot of that feedback on board. With every game on PC we are improving. Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed III on PC were very high quality."

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19. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 13:26 nin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 13:08:
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 11:42:
Oh, fucking great.

Re: Watch dogs

“Watch Dogs is all about hyperconnectivity,” said Morin. “To me, that has to mean all the time and anywhere. So yes, other people are out there all the time, when you don’t expect it. Whether you’re playing single-player or multiplayer, it’s happening. You’re saying asynchronous but it’s much more real-time than that…”

So, always-on then?

Creston

I think that would be a pretty awesome way to play the game. You ever know who is real person and who is Ai.
I think there was a hint for that in their first trailer that they've showed way back right at the end when the camera pulled back and you could see all the other real players in the city.

With that said hopefully they will have an offline mode of some sort.


Agree on both. It would be kind of cool to be hunting a specific target while you yourself were a specific target for someone else.

 
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18. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 13:08 SpectralMeat
 
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 11:42:
Oh, fucking great.

Re: Watch dogs

“Watch Dogs is all about hyperconnectivity,” said Morin. “To me, that has to mean all the time and anywhere. So yes, other people are out there all the time, when you don’t expect it. Whether you’re playing single-player or multiplayer, it’s happening. You’re saying asynchronous but it’s much more real-time than that…”

So, always-on then?

Creston

I think that would be a pretty awesome way to play the game. You ever know who is real person and who is Ai.
I think there was a hint for that in their first trailer that they've showed way back right at the end when the camera pulled back and you could see all the other real players in the city.

With that said hopefully they will have an offline mode of some sort.


I always liked Ubi games and I am happy to hear they are committed to serve PC gamers.
 
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17. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 13:05 4D-Boxing
 
Start with real dedicated servers including a client we can download that will give UBI 6 months probation. If they keep up the good work, then we'll re evaluate our position and get the international pc gamers board of governors to vote on UBI's reinstatement.  
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16. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 13:05 Tipsy McStagger
 
Ripperjack wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 09:53:
Looks like Ubisoft wants it's battered PC wife back, after she left because Ubisoft was having an affair with a bunch of console mistresses.

Ubisoft - "Come back baby. It will be different this time I swear!... What? Those bedroom DRM restraints... they are nothing, I promise!"

Exactly This.

 
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15. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 12:04 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 09:17:
While not perfect, Far Cry 3 and AC3 were pretty good PC ports. I don't love Uplay but its fairly innocuous and at least works with Steam in a roundabout way. I'm glad they backed down on their weird DRM strategy, they make a lot of interesting games and I didn't want to miss out on a bunch.
This.

Ubisoft is better than a lot of publishers when it comes to PC, especially now that it has backed down from its DRM policy.
 
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14. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 11:57 Armengar
 
Nah, too many other games on my list. Might check them out on steam sales depending on whatever DRM they have cooked up then.  
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13. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 11:51 PHJF
 
Well PS4 ISN'T always on, so bullshit.  
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12. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 11:42 Creston
 
Oh, fucking great.

Re: Watch dogs

“Watch Dogs is all about hyperconnectivity,” said Morin. “To me, that has to mean all the time and anywhere. So yes, other people are out there all the time, when you don’t expect it. Whether you’re playing single-player or multiplayer, it’s happening. You’re saying asynchronous but it’s much more real-time than that…”

So, always-on then?

Creston
 
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11. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 11:34 KS
 
I will put up with irritating DRM if it's just a fun game to play. Yes gaming is reduced to that IMHO.  
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10. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 11:22 Omni
 
Ubisoft says one thing and does another, we already been here before with them and there always online bs.
Every time they come out and say shit like this it only makes it worse cause they dont do shit about there Uplay and always online DRM.
 
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9. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 10:52 Bard
 
Ubisoft can go screw themselves.

They are quite happy to shovel product that doesn't work out the door and never have it fixed, while including the most invasive DRM schemes possible.

I'm not buying an UBIsoft product again - there's more than enough great games on the market that work and don't punish me for being honest and purchasing their product.
 
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8. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 10:50 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 09:17:
While not perfect, Far Cry 3 and AC3 were pretty good PC ports. I don't love Uplay but its fairly innocuous and at least works with Steam in a roundabout way. I'm glad they backed down on their weird DRM strategy, they make a lot of interesting games and I didn't want to miss out on a bunch.

Yeah, it would have sucked to have to miss out on Watch dogs, because it looks really cool.

Anyway, I'm glad they stopped with the bullshit always-on DRM. Now I just wish the fucking Uplay client would integrate better with Steam. If I launch the Uplay client itself, I see no games. I have to launch Steam first, then let IT launch the Uplay client, before I see AC3. It's ridiculous how convoluted that has gotten. It takes like a minute to start the stupid game.

Creston
 
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7. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 10:29 ASeven
 
It'll be hard to rinse away the bad taste the DRM and all their asinine statements about PC gaming and gamers. If they want to win my money back they'll have to try a lot harder than "Look! FC3 and AC3 were high quality for PC guyz!"  
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6. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 10:27 wtf_man
 
Riker wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 10:25:
I'm done giving Ubisoft my money. They fucked me with Settlers 7 (long story). Even if "always on" DRM is gone, they've permanently damaged their reputation with me.

I can understand that. I feel the same way about EA. Origin will never be installed on my machine.
 
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5. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 10:25 Riker
 
I'm done giving Ubisoft my money. They fucked me with Settlers 7 (long story). Even if "always on" DRM is gone, they've permanently damaged their reputation with me.  
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4. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 10:05 Darks
 
While Im glad to see this coming form them. I will trust them more when they fix the remaining issues with Ghost Recon Future Soldier.  
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3. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 09:53 Ripperjack
 
Looks like Ubisoft wants it's battered PC wife back, after she left because Ubisoft was having an affair with a bunch of console mistresses.

Ubisoft - "Come back baby. It will be different this time I swear!... What? Those bedroom DRM restraints... they are nothing, I promise!"
 
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2. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 09:22 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 09:17:
While not perfect, Far Cry 3 and AC3 were pretty good PC ports. I don't love Uplay but its fairly innocuous and at least works with Steam in a roundabout way. I'm glad they backed down on their weird DRM strategy, they make a lot of interesting games and I didn't want to miss out on a bunch.

Ditto.
UPlay is annoying extra launch click for offline mode... but I can live with that.
I have the NIC in my gaming rig turned off 95% of the time... the exception is buying and downloading new games, patching, and playing GW2 (or some other MMO).
 
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1. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 09:17 Verno
 
While not perfect, Far Cry 3 and AC3 were pretty good PC ports. I don't love Uplay but its fairly innocuous and at least works with Steam in a roundabout way. I'm glad they backed down on their weird DRM strategy, they make a lot of interesting games and I didn't want to miss out on a bunch.  
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