I am glad you want to stop the big bad mean pirates who would steal your game. Your decision to not make a completely terrible port to PC for the pure and simple reason that you don't think people will buy it (and will just steal it instead) is sheer brilliance!
I, for one, cannot tell you how excited I am for this game! I have been following it for a LONG time and I won't let the little fact that you won't be making for my favorite gaming system (PC) deter me from buying your game. No, I won't let the fact that you are publicly snubbing the only true form of gaming stop me from buying your product...
Used...I am going to buy it used. I can't wait. I know you make 0 dollars and 0 cents from used sales. It's just like pirating, BUT TOTALLY LEGAL!!!! :OD
Now, I could just say I am going to pirate your game, but see, that's ILLEGAL! And I want you to understand that us PC users can stick it to you WITHOUT doing illegal things! Isn't that wonderful?!? I am going to play your game, I am going to pay you nothing, and you can't stop me!!! :OD
Now, see, if you would have released this on PC, I would have been FORCED to pay you money, simply because I don't pirate things (cause it is illegal) and because things like Steamworks/CD checks/on-line activations keep PC users from sharing/re-selling their games. But no, you refuse to put I Am Alive onto the best gaming system, and therefore, I don't feel the need to pay you a dime.
And, it is sad to say, I will now be playing ALL your games on console. And I will be buying ALL of them used. I was perfectly happy to put up with all your completely asinine DRM (always on-line, etc.) just so I could play your games on my PC. I was even willing to put up with your mostly horrible PC ports (sometimes EXTREMELY horrible), just so I could play your fine games on my PC. I wanted to support you for making great games and be one of the people who didn't pirate your stuff.
But now, you have left me no choice. I can't wait to play your games, and I can't wait to not pay you a bloody penny for them! :OD
Thanks for helping me save cash (used games are cheaper than new, you see) and thank you for showing me the value of not giving a piece of garbage company like yourself a single penny for your (actually quite talented) coders and designers hard work.
P.S. To the people who make the games for Ubisoft, GET OUT NOW! How you can work for a company like this is mind-boggling, but yeah, really, there are SO many better companies out there...Get out while you still can!
TL;DR PC gamers who are ****ed about this and still want to get the game, do like me...BUY USED!
Yours words, speak so much truth, DragonDai, but the problem is, it's a downloadable game only. Future, used games of ubi will require you purchase an online pass if they have multiplayer!
What is it with this forum? The level of rampant idiocy here is utterly astonishing. Am I allowed to have an account on this site? Are you sure there's not some sort of IQ cap that I've inadvertently bypassed?
1) This is a download only game. There will be no physical copies, ergo there will be no used copies.
2) Used game sales do not hurt the games industry even a fraction as much as you seem to think. What do you think happens at game retailers? That you go in, hand over money in exchange for a game, and then the retailer sends the money off to the publishers? Are you seriously that thick?
The games, at the point where they are in a retailers stock room, have already been paid for. The publishers have already made their money at that point. The publishers ship copies of their games out to sell them in bulk, because it's quick and easy. The retailers then resell them for a profit.
Now, this is the complicated part. Retailers don't have to buy in shipments. Any shipments. Yah i no rite? It's completely at their discretion. They judge it based on how well they think the game will sell. So if they order in a shipment of games and none of them sell, they wont order in any more shipments of that game. And if a sequel to that game is released at any point they wont order anywhere near as many copies in, because chances are it's not going to be popular.
Do you see where this is going? It doesn't matter whether you buy a game new or used. Either way you are still clearing copies of that game from the stock room. You are still contributing to the demand for that game, and that demand will be met by the retailer. The only potential for damage used games have is that if a retailer sees that a certain game seems to be being returned en masse, then they will be hesitant to order in more copies. But the only time that would ever happen is if the game was faulty, or just sucked to a colossal extent. That rarely happens, if ever. So unless the game is particularly bad, buying it used isn't harming it's publisher or developer in the slightest. It is benefiting them, albeit not as directly as purchasing the game new, but it is benefiting them none the less. It certainly isn't a case of "Hurr durr i bye new so u no get ma munny1!!1!!!!!!" like you seem to think it is.
Your attitude towards piracy, and the prevention of it, is commendable. But for the love of god think about things, even if only for five minutes, before blurting them out.
But honestly, if someone wants to pirate this game they will. No one can stop them. That guy on the development team (sorry I didn't catch his name) is right to a degree. He's wrong about all PC gamers being pirates. But the people who are complaining, saying things like "your attitude towards PC gamers has just inspired me to pirate this game" are full of ****. There are two groups of them. The first group are bluffing, and will still buy the game. The second group are the ones that the developer was right about, they planned to pirate the game from the very beginning.