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Ubisoft Blames Piracy for Non-Release of PC Game

Azmodan (572615) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Azmodan (572615) writes "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."
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Really? No! (1)

Hyperhaplo (575219) | more than 2 years ago | (#38162694)

âoeBut are these people just making noise just because thereâ(TM)s no version or because itâ(TM)s a game they actually want to play? Would they buy it if we made it?â

Now, correct me if I'm wrong here.. but let's say they make this game for the cost of 12 devs over 3 months, and sell $50,000 copies.. and they break even .. but lose the opportunity to potentially make more money if the game does take off.. doesn't this mean that this is a bad business decision?

Isn't this akin to saying "I'm not going to go for a walk, even though I know there are health benefits, because I may get mugged".

For the record, I have absolutely loved some Ubisoft games. I would love them even more without the stupid DRM which absolutely killed the experience. Horrible memories of Raven Shield locking up, freezing and crashing due to the software trying to phone home. Stupid stupid people. How am I suppose to trust you and buy more of your games when you have screwed me so badly in the past?

In relation, limiting the number of players in multiplayer Ravenshield was, in my opinion, a sin that can not be forgiven. Die, die, die. :-)

Re:Really? No! (1)

tibman (623933) | more than 2 years ago | (#38162904)

i agree. If they sold it for only 10$ and sold 50k copies.. that's 500k$. Divided amongst 12 devs for 3 months is a little over 13.8k$ per dev per month. I'd say that's really good money for those guys. Even half that pay is 83k$ a year. So i'd say she's talking trash.

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