Ubisoft: We Will Consider Distributing Third-Party Titles on Uplay

Earlier in the month Ubisoft announced that it would turn its Uplay game community hub into a digital distribution platform, and with last week's news that it had toned down its DRM scheme for PC releases, today's news is really a no brainer. The company said today that – at some point – it would like to bring third-party titles to the platform.

"We remain open to opportunities," Ubisoft worldwide online games director Stephanie Perotti told MCV last week. "Right now, we're starting the service with our own games, but as we go forward, we plan to potentially add other titles."

Ubisoft added digital storefront functionality last month, but its community has been around for a very long time. The news that the company was going to "lighten up" on its DRM – requiring a one-time activation for single player games – also makes this whole idea of Uplay as a distribution platform more palatable…

Source: GII


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