- Oct 25, 2017
Damn at Seige
They are not screwing, EGS is bringing more people to uPlay, that's what Ubisoft wants.
They are making even more money off mtx in their GaaS titles now that all mtx money (even if the copy was bought on EGS) goes to Ubi instead of 20% of every mtx going to steam for steam ver of Ubi games. They may have lost some sales by not being on steam but Ubi is big enough with IPs that have their own recognition that they can bypass it and the net result is higher profit.
This is really surprising considering The Division seemed like the type of game to have long legs.
Division 2 didn't sell better than Division . It just sold more on UPlay compared to Division 1.
I was talking about UplayDivision 2 didn't sell better than Division . It just sold more on UPlay compared to Division 1.
Game wasn't released on Steam so only place where you could buy it is UPLay or Epic Store. And Epic Store is basically UPlay version. So guess what happens when you remove one choice.
Nope, it won't happen anytime soon + I don't want it to happen anytime soon either
The output quality difference between Ubisoft and the other two is so incredibly large that I feel pretty comfortable calling Ubisoft the moral and commercial current king of gaming.
The games they make just get better and better at giving gamers that good ol dopamine via compulsive button pushing, and if that is how one defines ‘good gameplay’, they are better than ever.I'm always puzzled by modern Ubi's success. Their current single player offerings - Far Cry, AC:O x2, The Crew, Steep - are mediocre to good, but pale in comparison to the games they used to create - Prince of Persia SOT, Splinter Cell 1-3, Beyond Good and Evil - and yet they are blowing those away sales-wise. I think it's a clear demonstration that the actual quality of the gameplay is not what is driving their success anymore, but rather a focus on an overwhelming amount of content regardless of quality, in conjunction with monetization tactics like DLC, aggressive physical and digital sales, and microtransactions. It's just as much an observation about the modern player as it is Ubi itself.
Personally, this is a problematic trend, but I'm always in the minority in Ubi threads, which seem to be chock full of people who feel they're the greatest publisher functioning at it's peak.