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Ubisoft shelves Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for PC

Ubisoft believes most people will just pirate the game ; free to play version of Ghost Recon: Online in development instead

Ubisoft shelves Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for PC
Ghost Recon: Future soldier for PC has been shelved due to Ubisoft's belief that 95% of its players will pirate it

The French publisher has said that it is not going ahead with the production of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and will only bring the game to consoles.

The reason for this is because Sebastian Arnoult, the game's producer, feels "95% of our consumers will pirate the game."

It is instead working on the free to play version of Ghost Recon: Online to satisfy the PC gamer. Arnoult continued, "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. 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."

Ubisoft is very sarcastically, "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 (Digital Rights Management) that will pollute your experience.'"

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