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Ubisoft: PC Piracy 'Cannibalizes' Console Sales

Ubisoft: PC Piracy 'Cannibalizes' Console Sales

October 8, 2008 | By Leigh Alexander

October 8, 2008 | By Leigh Alexander
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Ubisoft won't be shipping a PC version of the upcoming Tom Clancy's EndWar alongside the console versions because of piracy, says Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater.

"To be honest, if PC wasn't pirated to hell and back, there'd probably be a PC version coming out the same day as the other two," Plater told consumer site Videogaming247.

"But at the moment, if you release the PC version, essentially what you're doing is letting people have a free version that they rip off instead of a purchased version. Piracy's basically killing PC."

De Plater also said that PC piracy "cannibalizes" sales of the console version of a game. Ubisoft does plan on launching a PC version of the RTS, which features voice control, at a later date.



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