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Ubisoft apologizes, will remove From Dust's DRM

By Matthew
Aug 23, 2011
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  1. Color us mildly impressed. Ubisoft has announced that it will completely remove its DRM from the recently launched PC game, "From Dust." The developer apologized for the authentication process in…

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  2. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Actually (at least for PC) this game is incredibly boring yeah yeah most of the part comes fro the user imagination, but the game is highly repetitive and not to mention that the movement interface is INCREDIBLE ANNOYING since you spend more time trying to make the camera stop, trying to zoom and get a correct angle.

    Good thing my bro bought it and not me since those 15 bucks got me lasagna instead :)
     
  3. Qrox

    Qrox TS Member

    So basically. Buy the game and then authenticate, stay online, etc, etc.
    Pirate the game and play.

    I really don't know how developers can believe that DRM reduces piracy. They spend millions every year to "improve" DRM and within 1-3 days of a game's release a crack group breaks it.

    Rather focus on making the game awesome.
     
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,368   +405

    I was interested in this game, but held out buying because I simply don't trust Ubisoft anymore. A damn shame because there was a day when they put out the best. Glad I held out as it is taking an absolute beating on Metacritic - and not just because of the DRM stuff:

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/from-dust/user-reviews
     
  5. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    Win.

    But on another note, I don't agree with piracy at all. But, it simply cannot be stopped entirely. It's better to put focus onto making better games, or making DRM that people enjoy using. As an example, most people enjoy using Steam and Battle.net because it actually adds value to their gaming experience. I hope Ubisoft gets a lot of changes in management very quickly because they aren't doing themselves any favours with crap like this.
     
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,708   +62

    Actually it seems to make it take longer for cracks to be released. Especially for lesser known games. Some games take months. In those months or weeks the people who really want to play the game will buy it. Gaming industries aren't stupid its making them more money in the long run.

    @ Tom
    I don't trust review sites anymore after the DNF bashfest. In games with multiplayer I believe metacritic is inaccurate due to people pirating the single player and solo basing the game off of that. (just my opinion who knows)

    The game looks like a new populus im kinda interested I might buy this sucker.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y8l8kEI354
     
  7. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    Or maybe it's losing them money in the long run because people who *would* have bought the game will pirate instead because they don't want the hassle. The people who will buy on release day no matter the amount of DRM are only the most hardcore fans, and there are very few of them.

    If a company wants to protect their game, throw it up on Steam and call it a day.
    Easy, simple, and the majority of people like Steam.

    Even this game has already been cracked. I don't know when the crack was released. But I checked Skidrow's website (the .in domain website, the .com website doesn't get updated anymore) and the From Dust crack is already up.
     
  8. TekGun

    TekGun TS Enthusiast Posts: 158   +13

    Don't they do this after every release?
     
  9. this is ridiculous. they did this with splinter cell conviction and AC2 as well. their drm sucks so much so that they have fix it with a patch later. i am beginning to think that this is all for publicity
     
  10. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    You know what's hilarious? The crack from one of their other games worked for From Dust, so not only did they fail to satisfy their customers, it failed completely and was out on sites and playable before it actually came out.

    I applaud Ubisoft for their riot control and brown nosing, they must be taking notes from Electronic Arts.
     
  11. well in the U.S now have cap bandwith i guess ubi should think about always use permanent internet connection , because not only they eat bandwith but also eating customer who want bought their games and think twice , i think ubi should reconciled this matter and faster get solved by other way DRM fixed before they got loose more customer
     
     
  12. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Enthusiast Posts: 203   +18

    Huh? No cap on my bandwidth.
     
  13. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I do hope Ubisoft finds a way to implement their DRM without burdening paying customers with something like the current permanent internet connection requirement. I'm really looking forward to the next Ghost Recon game but I'm now having second thoughts on whether being able to play that game is worth all the hassle put up by the publisher.
     
  14. Ubisoft are hell-bent on destroying their PC user base. They say that their DRM has led to a "clear reduction in piracy". Er... No it hasn't Ubisoft. Looking at the torrent sites I can download a pirated version of every Ubi game released over the last two years. Ok, so maybe it's only available from one group of pirates as opposed to three. So what? If I want a pirated version do I care about that? Of course not.

    I actually think Ubi would be happy if they had no PC customers as they could then just turn their back on the PC market altogether.
     
  15. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    Well since you're so confused about what is going on around you, I've put together a little information that may help you to understand better.

    Okay lets see, AT&T http://gigaom.com/video/att-bandwidth-cap-netflix/ Hmm, introducing caps? Yup.
    Comcast? http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...ts_monthly_bandwidth_limit_for_customers.html Yes again.

    And look here, it appears Time Warner is also testing the idea. http://gizmodo.com/5012427/time-warner-monthly-data-caps-detailed

    Do we understand what Guest was trying to say now? I'm not blaming him for implying *all* ISPs have data caps because it would appear English isn't his native language.
     
  16. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    this is why things like steam are way better. at least there is an offline mode where if your internet is down you can still play.....
     
  17. Hello!

    Can anybody tell what DRM stands for? I haven't heard that before. :(

    Peter
     
  18. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,708   +62

    Hmm is there any hope for the future of single player pc games with all this pirating?
     
  19. Good game, I like it...didn't pay for it, hack was out very fast, thanks SKIDROW
     


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