PC gamers often get left out at E3 and GamesCom, with many developers opting to keep their games on consoles, often for reasons that are unclear. Thankfully, Ubisoft and Konami, both major developers featuring new titles at GamesCom this year, have pledged to make it as easy as possible for gamers to get hold of their titles on PC this year.
First up, Ubisoft, who for the last few years have had a tumoultous relationship with PC gamers, as their products are often protected with draconian and frustrating to deal with Digital Rights management software, which made it difficult for PC users to use their products.
However this year the DRM is much simpler to activate, as Ubi have responded to feedback (finally) from the PC crowd. Ubi’s European head Alain Corre had this to say in an interview with MCV:
“We listen to feedback from players and continue to adapt accordingly, for instance, we switched to a simple, one-time activation for our PC games; a standard practice in the industry. We’re also doing our best to bring our games to PC at the same time as the console versions.”
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Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 will be released both on console and PC, on Oct. 28 and Nov. 18th in that order. Ubisoft has relased PC versions of games in the past, but they have usually trailed behind the releases of their console counterparts. PC gamers can now breath a sigh of relief as they won’t have to wait any longer for these two blockbuster titles.
Also another breath of fresh air is the announcement from Hideo Kojima himself that Konami’s Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes as well as Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, will both be coming to Steam on an unspecified release date.
Previous MGS games have appeared eventually on pc, although this sadly only included the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, with no MGS3 or MGS4 for PC. We’ll report when a release date comes for these PC releases of Metal Gear Solid.