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Ubisoft wants to patch things up with PC gamers

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Ubisoft wants to improve its strained relationship with PC gamers, starting, of course, with its games. The publisher has been criticized for heavy-handed DRM on its PC games, as well as delayed and glitchy ports of games like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

Worldwide Uplay director Stephanie Perotti told MCV that Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III, which respectively had PC versions out day-of and less than a month after consoles, illustrate Ubisoft's efforts to patch things up with PC gamers.

“We are always seeking to improve," Perotti said. "We took a lot of that feedback on board. With every game on PC we are improving."

Perotti said expanding Uplay to include titles from Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., and other publishers is another way to better serve the user base.

“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."

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  • icetbag - February 24, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    "With every game on PC we are improving. Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III on PC were very high quality." If Stephanie Perotti thinks FC3 was a high quality game she is being misled by those people below her who liase with the community. I bought FC3 on the PC and it is a good game - but not a high quality game as they seem to think. FC3 SP is good and the co-op is decent but does have its problems. The MP is where FC3 fails to be an all round high quality game. Whilst the game play is good (when you eventually get to play it), the underlying P2P system they use is shockingly poor (even console users are complaining about it!). You can waste hours trying to get into a MP game, if your not stuck in a lobby waiting for a game to start, then your most likely in-game experiencing numerous host migrations, not only is this annoying as it pauses the game each time, but this causes people to leave the game and no-one at Ubisoft was wise enough to think of including team auto-balance so the the game soon goes to pot....thats assuming the host migration actually worked and you didnt get stuck in migration limbo! If they want to get cosy with the PC community they need to put the same amount of effort into all aspects of the game, they also need to drop P2P and go with dedicated servers to ensure the online gaming experience isn't ruined by the numerous issues P2P brings. They've pretty much ruined the Rainbox Six and Ghost Recon titles, not sure if they'll ever recover to the lofty heights they once held in the PC community.
  • ObliqueZombie - February 25, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    I think they meant in terms of bugs and performance. I own FC3 on both the Xbox and the PC, and there is a stark contrast between performance--even on Ultra, it out FPSes my Xbox. But I agree, the MP was crap and the co-op was worse. However, this is all just opinion, as I thought the Singleplayer was stellar but not without it's hitches towards the end.
  • Nines - February 22, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    If Ubisoft wants to patch things up with PC games, first they need to remove Uplay from Steam games. And i know that they will never make this. So, yeah, f*** Ubisoft.
  • Shadow Of Death - February 22, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    Let's see if they actually deliver properly. I don't recall Far Cry 3 being a particularly bad port or anything, outside of some performance issues.

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