Ubisoft shelves Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC

By on November 27, 2011

Offers Ghost Recon: Online as replacement; blames pirates.

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Ubisoft is continuing it’s agenda against PC gamers – or so it seems. The French publisher has decided to shelve the PC version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier assuming that “95% of our consumers will pirate the game” anyway. It is now counting on Ghost Recon: Online to deliver the Ghost Recon fix for PC gamers.

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“When we started Ghost Recon Online we were thinking about Ghost Recon: Future Soldier; having something ported in the classical way without any deep development, because we know that 95% of our consumers will pirate the game,” Ghost Recon Online producer Sébastien Arnoult told PC Gamer.

“So we said okay, we have to change our mind. We have to adapt, we have to embrace this instead of pushing it away. That’s the main reflection behind Ghost Recon Online and the choice we’ve made to go in this direction.”

Instead of feeling bad about getting pirated, Ubisoft is “giving away most of the content for free because there’s no barrier to entry. To the users that are traditionally playing the game by getting it through Pirate Bay, we said, ‘Okay, go ahead guys. This is what you’re asking for. We’ve listened to you – we’re giving you this experience. It’s easy to download, there’s no DRM that will pollute your experience.’”

The sarcasm there is glaring.

This isn’t the first PC version Ubisoft decided to kill. It recently announced that it won’t be releasing I Am Alive for keyboard & mouse users because it’s “not worth it“.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • http://twitter.com/ThePentatonic Khalil Daou

    “95% of our consumers will pirate the game”

    That’s a whole new level of ignorance. Bravo Ubisoft.

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