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[SA] Ubisoft joins the Open Gaming Alliance because "PC gamers are important" says director

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The French game company has taken a few hits to its reputation over the last few years, especially with PC gamers. Between the publisher’s often draconian always-on digital rights management (DRM) software and its multiple botched game releases, Ubisoft has started to take on a bit of Electronic Arts Inc’s reputation for being a greedy corporate machine.

In an attempt to win back gamers’ affection, particularly PC gamers, Ubisoft has announced that it has joined the Open Gaming Alliance (OGA), a non-profit game industry organization that “provides an array of resources to its industry members, ranging from research and best-practice guidance; to marketing support and networking with some of the industry’s premier middleware and hardware providers, and publishers.”

“PC gamers are important to Ubisoft, and we’re committed to better understanding and addressing their needs and to continually improving our relationship with them,” Sandrine Caloiaro, consumer and marketing knowledge director at Ubisoft, said in a statement. “By joining the OGA, we’re able to glean gamer insights from their research, learn from best practices in our industry and contribute to the group’s upcoming initiatives.”

“Joining the OGA demonstrates Ubisoft’s determination to reaching even more players and to partnering with our other members to better our industry.”

Source: http://siliconangle.com/blog/2015/10/20/ubisoft-joins-open-gaming-alliance-in-an-attempt-to-woo-back-pc-gamers/
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Why do I feel like this is just a publicity stunt?
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Why do I feel like this is just a publicity stunt?

Cause it is.
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Does this mean that we can now expect an apology when they'll release the next botched release. I'm so happy, this is a good time to be a PC gamer rolleyes.gif
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words are only as good as the actions that follow.
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Empty words until they prove otherwise of which I have zero faith.
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They said the exact same thing a year ago: http://www.overclock.net/t/1507737/pcgamer-ubisoft-promises-to-do-better-by-pc-gamers/0_100

And I'm going to repeat myself as nothing has changed since then:

Thing is, Ubisoft already said this multiple times and nothing changed.

So.. Me like many others, don't care about what they say.

Ubisoft is not a company that can be trusted.
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PC Gamers are important... but then I tried to play Watch Dogs. Good times...
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Cause it is.

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They said the exact same thing a year ago: http://www.overclock.net/t/1507737/pcgamer-ubisoft-promises-to-do-better-by-pc-gamers/0_100

And I'm going to repeat myself as nothing has changed since then:

Thing is, Ubisoft already said this multiple times and nothing changed.

So.. Me like many others, don't care about what they say.

Ubisoft is not a company that can be trusted.

People will buy into it anyways because its on steam, if its on steam it must be a AAA title and thus worth the investment right?

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