Activision, Bethesda, And Ubisoft Unsure How To Approach Used Games In The Next Generation
Posted on Monday, June 24 @ 11:30:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
We still have yet to hear how major third-party publishers like Activision and Ubisoft plan to handle used games on next-gen hardware. The reason for this is simple: They don't know what they plan to do either.
IGN went ahead and asked Activision, Bethesda, and Ubisoft what their plans are, and each provided an inconclusive response. Here's what Activision's Eric Hirshberg had to say:
We don’t have any announcements today. We’re finding out about the first-party policies in real time along with everyone else. Forgive us if we haven’t worked through all the details yet.Sounds promising, but with nothing confirmed, anything could still happen. Tony Key of Ubisoft also spoke to the outlet on used games, saying:
We understand that used games provide a value to the person that’s buying this disc. For us, we just want to figure out how we all can participate in making that a good thing for everybody. When we have another person with a game from one of our brands, what we have to figure out is, how do we bring them into our family?And finally, Bethesda's Pete Hines offered up a few words:
It’s one of those things where we just need a minute to figure it out before we dive into what these policies are and how they’ll work and what both of the consoles will do. What I would say is that we’ll absolutely chime in once we’ve had a chance to wrap our heads around it. We need to ask more questions about what they mean by this and how that works and whose relationship is with whom.So basically, a whole bunch of "we don't know yet" is all we can go on right now. Are you hopeful that these major players will continue to support a DRM-free climate? Let us know in the comments below.
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