Ubisoft Wants to Improve Its Relationship with PC Community

Ubisoft is looking to improve its relationship with the PC community.

Speaking with MCV, Uplay director Stephanie Perotti pointed to the company’s recent addition of third-party games to its virtual store as evidence of its commitment to this goal. She said:

“Announcing all these partners for Uplay and a wider choice of PC games, it shows our commitment to PC, and we want to improve our relationship with the PC community. We are always seeking to improve. We took a lot of that feedback on board. With every game on PC we are improving.”

Ubisoft has signed agreements with over 15 companies to make their games available through Uplay, including Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Telltale Games, and Bohemia Interactive.

What do you believe Ubisoft needs to do to improves its relationship with PC gamers?


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6 Comments on Ubisoft Wants to Improve Its Relationship with PC Community

jlkawaii

On February 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Ubisoft ? when we read “improves its relationship with PC gamers” with “Ubisoft has signed agreements with over 15 companies to make their games available through Uplay” ? The company with the so ridiculous online drm ? mmm ?

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psycros

On February 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Step 1: get rid of always-connected DRM.
Step 2: make PC games that are more than direct console ports.
Step 3: release enough specifications about game content so we can make our own modding tools. Better yet, Ubi, release your own.

That’s what has to happen if they expect to win back any of the goodwill they squandered.

Screwtheconsole

On February 24, 2013 at 1:18 am

1.More games with DirectX 11 (Better Graphics) with uncompromisable performance
2.Ability for people to Mod the games (suppose that depends on the engine really) not a major thing
3.Release dates to be fair, if the console version is out on such a date – we expect the PC game too – even if that means holding back the console game just to make sure the PC game needs improving. That way they might catch some of the console bugs as well as the PC bugs altogether.

Brad

On February 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I second Psycros’s statement.

Jeff

On February 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

They’re trying to make UPlay attractive, but don’t understand that no one likes Uplay because it’s Uplay. It’s a terribly designed draconic DRM platform that makes Steam look like an open source client.

They want to win back PC Gamers? Make UPlay optional or MUCH less intrusive. Face it, Ubisoft. You will never make UPlay a Steam type of client software because you have absolutely no idea what users want. Valve, for the most part, does. You create terrible games, then when said games don’t sell you blame piracy instead of all of the hoops you make legitimate users hop through in order to play your games.

Now, putting aside your idiotic (and pointless) Uplay and DRM tools. How about this. GET RID OF FORCED CINEMATICS AND TUTORIALS! I am not new to gaming, I do not want to run through a 20 minute tutorial on how to move my mouse around and navigate with my keyboard. I know how to do it, why can’t I skip it? It’s an absolute waste of time. Your cinematics? It’s called a “Skip” button. Start adding them.

Ok, I’m done with my rant. Until they accomplish either of my suggested routes (or both) they will still be a laughing stock of a company when it comes to “reaching out to PC users”.

Freedonad

On February 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

“Win back the PC market” isn’t the same as “Improving relationships with PC community”. I believe they have the former in mind when saying this kind of BS while announcing a wider range of DRM ridden crap.