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With a history of over-aggressive anti-piracy measures and dangerous security holes in its services, Ubisoft isn't held in the highest esteem among a healthy portion of PC gamers. Now that the company is trying convince consumers to use its Uplay digital storefront instead of EA or Steam, however, Ubisoft is taking steps to mend that relationship.
Earlier this week, the company added games from publishers like EA, Warner Bros, Telltale and Bohemia to its Uplay marketplace, a move Ubisoft thinks shows its matured approach to the space.
“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 relationship with the PC community,” Uplay director Stephanie Perotti told MCV. “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.”
What do you think, PC gamers? Is it time to heal old wounds, or does this strike you as a cynical move?
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Try again, Ubisoft. I already play Assassin's Creed through Steam. I don't enjoy going through your jibberjabber to actually play it.
I have an idea for Ubisoft if they want PC gamers to play more of their games on a PC: release many, high-quality games on Steam. I would definitely buy some Ubisoft games on Steam. I know that they already have some games on Steam, but, if they release all future multiplatform games on Steam too, then I would be happy. I really don't want to use uPlay, so, if they're aiming to only focus on uPlay, then I know that I won't end up buying some of their games for my PC.
Nope, it actually cost them a sale (or two, at least one for sure). I won't purchase any game that requires uplay. Uplay, Usuck!
I'm not really a fan of Uplay. Origin has gotten better but lacks achievements. I want Ubisoft to care about PC gamers but I could do without Uplay.
That ship seems to have sailed.
I like the little achievements/rewards that Uplay has attached to some of its games like Splinter Cell: Conviction and the later Assassin's Creed games. However, aside from them, I really don't use it that often (i.e. never) and I doubt I'll be using it for PC games when I already use other platforms like Steam, Origin, and OnLive.
how about Ugoaway
honestly Ubisoft?! I love the anno serie but uplay is totally ####. Steam is by far the greatest virtual game provider. Even Origin is a joke.
To think that adding a few publishers to their platform is going to mend the wounds they've dealt is idiotic. They're going to have to let gamers punch back, give anyone who has x amount of games on their account a free game. It doesn't even need to be new, it will probably be enough to win over many people.