Posted by Chuck Corbin on Feb 25, 2013

Ubisoft Looking To Improve Its Relationship With PC Gamers

It’s pretty safe to say that when it comes to video games from Ubisoft, the PC generally gets the short end of the stick. After all, for years PC players had to endure always-on DRM from Ubisoft (at least until recently), and that’s not to mention the fact that the PC versions of games usually come a month or more after the console versions. However, it seems like Ubisoft is making some efforts to improve the experience of playing Ubisoft games for the the PC.

One of the ways that Ubisoft is hoping to entice more PC gamers to play their games is to open their Uplay service to third party developers. Now you’ll see companies like EA, Warner Bros, Telltale, and Bohemia on the service. With this new initiative, there are now over 30 third party titles in the store that you can earn Units, or Uplay points for your achievements, which unlike in other services like Origin or Steam you can use those points to unlock game-based stuff.

Of course, it remains to be seen how much Ubisoft is committed to the PC. While the PC version of Far Cry 3 was released at the same time as the console versions, that had to do in part with the fact that such a delay would have meant that the PC version would not have been out for the holiday season. Will Ubisoft continue this trend of releasing the PC version at the same time as the other versions, or will they slip back into old, bad habits?


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