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Ubisoft not decided on Xbox One pre-owned restrictions

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 10:38 GMT By Dave Cook

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed that the company has not yet decided whether or not to side with Microsoft’s Xbox One used game restrictions.

GI.Biz reports that Guillemot spoke with select press during a dinner event on Sunday night.

When quizzed about Ubisoft’s approach to the console’s restriction, Guillemot replied, “What I like is because they are not taking a fee, it will give us the option to work out what service we have to give.

“It’s a good thing they are not taking any fee. We have not decided yet; we are waiting to see what Sony will do, and then we will decide after that. For us it is too early to take a position on that; we are really watching what the three players are doing.”

He added, “I think it’s good Microsoft gave us their position, so we actually know what they are going to do.”

Meanwhile, Sony has confirmed that PS4 will not block used games at all. It will also let gamers swap out the system’s internal hard drive freely.

What do you think Ubisoft will do? Will it side with Microsoft’s pre-owned charge, or will it steer clear of the restrictions?

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  1. manamana

    We will see when the dust sattles. But Sony send out a message last night, which is not to underestimate the hearts of the gamers.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. alterecho

    Personally, i’d like Ubisoft to abandon Microsoft all together to force them to drop the the restrictions on the XBOX One.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. JGMR

    @1 – This. Nothing more to add

    #3 1 year ago
  4. MidlifeAxe

    Well, the smart answer would be not to adapt it.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    Microsoft don’t charge and say first party games won’t be restricted, it’s up to pubs. Yet this article asks if ubisoft will side with Ms in implementing restrictions? What?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. salarta

    I got the very distinct impression yesterday during Ubisoft’s conference that Guillemot is looking forward to the XBox One to provide the infrastructure for all their shitty DRM obsessed practices for them. My guess is they could very well end up going exclusively XBox One down the line just because they’ve shown their idiocy in the past with how they handled Assassin’s Creed II, but that’s not really going to matter as a whole. The only franchise they have that’s widely considered worth a damn is Assassin’s Creed, and they just fired and screwed over the guy that directed their two most popular installments, so that franchise is probably heading downhill anyway.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Bomba Luigi

    C’mon Ubi. I thought you learned something when you stop using DRM an PC, because it didn’t work. Don’t make the Same Mistake a Second Time, be Smart.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. DSB

    Oh yeah.

    I bet Ubisoft are all like

    *pulling at beard* Hmmmmm….

    Hurrrrr…. *scratches head*

    To DRM or Not to DRM, zat is le questiĆ³n.

    There’s no fucking way they aren’t picking the biggest, stupidest hammer in the toolbox.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. The_Red

    “we are waiting to see what Sony will do”

    Last time I checked, they were busy kicking MS in the balls.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Cobra951

    No need to wait on Sony anymore, Yves. Their path is crystal clear, and the right one for your customers too.

    My feeling is that they’ll try it both ways–restricted on the XB1, and unrestricted on the PS4. Then they’ll compare results longterm, somehow use those to chart their future course.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. backup

    if undecided then cancel all games for x1 and also for PC pirates

    #11 1 year ago