Namco says Ubi’s DRM policy is “good” for now

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 May 2010 21:50 GMT


Namco Bandai VP Olivier Comte has said that he thinks Ubisoft’s PC DRM policy is “good” for the moment because there’s “nothing else that will work” against piracy at the moment.

Speaking with CVG, Comte said that until something better is invented, the Ubisoft approach will have to do.

“I will be very honest. I think it’s a good [approach] for one reason: I have no alternative today,” he said. “Is the best one? Certainly not but as of today if I can make something else I’ll do it, but it’s better to do something than not do something.

“At the moment they are doing a good strategy.”

That being said, Comte believes that there has to be another system “put in place” to combat piracy.

“We are analyzing all of the situations,” he said. “We have seen what Ubi and EA are doing, we’ve seen what Sony have announced for PS3 and it’s clear that we need to make some choices.

“I’m convinced that whatever system you put in place you can be sure that two hours before putting it out it’ll be cracked in Russia.

“I think that the combat against piracy is very complicated because it’s very complicated to explain to a 12-year-old that drag and dropping a file on a PC is piracy – he was born with this.”

Namco’s the European publisher of upcoming PC titles The Witcher IIĀ  and Test Drive Unlimited 2, which is now accepting Beta applications.

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