While console gamers will be able to immerse themselves in a single player mode of Ubisoft’s upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Pc users are getting half a game for free called Ghost Recon Online.
“We are giving away most of the content for free because there’s no barrier to entry”, Ubisoft’s Sébastien Arnoult told PC Gamer. “To the users that are traditionally playing the game by getting it through Pirate Bay, we said, ‘Okay, go ahead guys. This is what you’re asking for. We’ve listened to you – we’re giving you this experience. It’s easy to download, there’s no DRM that will pollute your experience.’”
So its seems that Ubisoft think the majorty of its Pc players are eye patch wearing, wooden leg, parrot sitting on there shoulder pirates, and there answer to the piracy problem is (no its not send in the Ghosts) don’t release the single player game at all?
“When we started Ghost Recon Online we were thinking about Ghost Recon: Future Solider; having something ported in the classical way without any deep development, because we know that 95% of our consumers will pirate the game. So we said okay, we have to change our mind.”
I’d loved to have been at that boardroom meeting.The full article can be read here.