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(08-19-2014, 07:03 PM)
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From Ubisoft's CEO.

Originally Posted by Game Informer

That’s not to say that Ubisoft isn’t willing to explore different business models. The company is keeping a watchful eye on EA’s new Access program on Xbox One, and Guillemot sees benefits beyond the revenue.

“I think it makes the publisher more important in the player’s mind,” he says. “Often, people are only interested in one brand from a publisher, so they don’t look for other brands. When you buy into something like Access, you can try other things for free and discover other things you like. It’s a way to make sure gamers can get more info on what we do and the diversity of our portfolio.”

Guillemot likens the idea of publisher “Access” subscriptions to television channels. “When you look on your console, you have many channels and you want that diversity,” he says. “Instead of saying everything’s in one place, we can say ‘Okay, try these channels: EA, Ubi, Activision.’


He sees programs like this as a way to increase diversity and attract new users to the consoles. Interestingly, Ubisoft hasn’t yet signed on with the only platform-level program yet. The company is not included in the PlayStation Now library. “We are still in the process of studying what it can do,” he explains. “We are open to any way that can give players access to our games. It has to work well and be a smooth experience.”

Source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...n-s-creed.aspx
OsirisBlack
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(08-19-2014, 07:04 PM)
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This is not going to end well.
Dreams-Visions
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(08-19-2014, 07:04 PM)
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Welp, it was fun while it lasted. I suppose we should have seen this coming. Every major publisher will have their own Access plan.
Xando
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(08-19-2014, 07:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by OsirisBlack

This is not going to end well.

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Nibel
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(08-19-2014, 07:04 PM)
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Ubisoft will be one of the first to copy them if it goes well.
Impeccable
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(08-19-2014, 07:05 PM)
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Thanks, everyone!
KernelPanic
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(08-19-2014, 07:05 PM)
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If they were really honest:

Ubisoft interested in EA Access like program, thinks it's good for publisher bank accounts

Looks like they are trying to promote brand loyalty, become a Ubisoft, EA fan rather than just a genre or game series fan.

I personally will never buy into this.
Septimus Prime
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(08-19-2014, 07:05 PM)
It's interesting that games seem to be heading for a subscription model, but if every publisher is going to have its own service, and I have to sign up for them all, I can't really see the model taking off.
Tobor
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(08-19-2014, 07:06 PM)
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I blame Microsoft. They let the fox into the henhouse.
Scum
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(08-19-2014, 07:06 PM)
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E3 next year should be fun.
Doctoglethorpe
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(08-19-2014, 07:06 PM)
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And thousands said "called it."

I hope Sony stand strong.
a916
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(08-19-2014, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

Welp, it was fun while it lasted. I suppose we should have seen this coming. Every major publisher will have their own Access plan.

After Ubisoft and EA, the only remaining big publisher is Activision.
Toki767
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(08-19-2014, 07:07 PM)
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How many games does Ubisoft really put out every year? I could see them launching this next year with The Division though.
Nirolak
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(08-19-2014, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by a916

After Ubisoft and EA, the only remaining big publisher is Activision.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=872462
Infinite Justice
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(08-19-2014, 07:07 PM)
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The Lil B of Videogames has struck again :P
SolidSnakex
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(08-19-2014, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Septimus Prime

It's interesting that games seem to be heading for a subscription model, but if every publisher is going to have its own service, and I have to sign up for them all, I can't really see the model taking off.

This is what Yoshida mentioned in the Eurogamer interview when he was asked why Sony turned down EA Access.
Metalingus5150
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Ugh. As long as I can still buy my games individually on a disc.
CosmicQueso
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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$30 and I've played a bunch of Madden, as well as Fifa and BF4, two games I never would have bought. I'm looking forward to what else comes.

Don't get the hate for this program at all.
Mithos
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Scum

E3 next year should be fun.

What, only available through <INSERT COMPANY NAME> Access ?
DXB-KNIGHT
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Oh oh if this continue I think we'll be having a PS+ like service for each publisher and it'll be the dominant service this well really mean an end if an era.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Of course. it's an horrible idea that consumers somehow decided to welcome cheerfully anyway.
I feel we'll see a lot of other publishers copying it.
Mpl90
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Ubisoft is probably one of the publishers which can pull it off better, based on their lineup.

As always, I think subscriptions are great as an option. I don't think they'll ditch "normal" ways of selling games, since, otherwise, I fear it'd be not fiesable to have AAA games being developed to be released on a service asking at max 9.99 per month, and where there are many other games as well. It's just not possible, financially-wise.

EDIT: Even if, honestly, I'd prefer more having a "central" subscription service from Sony/MS/Nintendo with all the games than having to pay for subs for each publisher. XD
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Nirolak
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Septimus Prime

It's interesting that games seem to be heading for a subscription model, but if every publisher is going to have its own service, and I have to sign up for them all, I can't really see the model taking off.

Well the idea is that the big players get the most success and continue to divert excess capital to themselves.

It's like season passes. You want to sell people more of your product.
GarciaHotspur
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Oh well.... :(
a916
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(08-19-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=872462

My comment was more geared towards the other person making it sound like we're going to be flooded with subscription models when in reality probably only three publishers can actually sustain this model.
Protagonist Jake
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(08-19-2014, 07:09 PM)
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... Ya know... I knew this was going to happen eventually but... I always held onto the hope it would somehow fade away and everyone would just forget about it as a one-time wonder kind of deal...

damn it...

I can just FEEL a subscription overflooded videogame crash 2.0 happening so hard it hurts.
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diggmcbadass
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(08-19-2014, 07:09 PM)
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If their going to copy EA, they should copy their PC policies with money back guarantees if you don't like the game, randomly giving out old games for free and time limited trial periods for major titles.
DigtialT
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(08-19-2014, 07:09 PM)
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Other then EA, Ubisoft, and Activision what other publishers are big enough to be able to create a program like EA Access?
Marvel
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(08-19-2014, 07:09 PM)
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Fuck that noise.
licktheenvelope
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(08-19-2014, 07:09 PM)
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More subscriptions??!?! YEAY! /endsarcasm
Kriken
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(08-19-2014, 07:10 PM)
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Oh boy, can't wait for Activision Access followed by Take-Two Interactive Access
Doel
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(08-19-2014, 07:10 PM)
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There has to be a good gif that represents disengaging from all this extra, heavily metrics-focused, boardroom-driven, unneeded, crap. Insert that here.
avaya
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(08-19-2014, 07:10 PM)
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If you're a publisher you can't just sit by and watch Sony and MS rake in the high margin subscription revenue. This proliferation is inevitable, most people hope it is fragmented enough to fail but well have to wait a few years for the answer.
1.21Gigawatts
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(08-19-2014, 07:10 PM)
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Be careful Ubi.
Nobody would've bought AssassinsCreed 3 after they got to play the first 6 hours.
MMaRsu
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(08-19-2014, 07:10 PM)
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No. No. No. No.

Fuck off with your subscriptions to mediocre games pls.
Nirolak
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(08-19-2014, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by CosmicQueso

$30 and I've played a bunch of Madden, as well as Fifa and BF4, two games I never would have bought. I'm looking forward to what else comes.

Don't get the hate for this program at all.

Yeah, I think it's actually a pretty good option for its target audience.

I don't really get the hate toward season passes or DLC either, which tend to get a lot of backlash.
gngf123
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Subscriptions for everyone!
theechrisfox
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
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They would say something like that.
a916
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by MMaRsu

No. No. No. No.

Fuck off with your subscriptions to mediocre games pls.

I'm cool with $30 a year especially since I would (and did) buy BF4... it's a bargain at that price.
The Last Wizard
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Septimus Prime

It's interesting that games seem to be heading for a subscription model, but if every publisher is going to have its own service, and I have to sign up for them all, I can't really see the model taking off.

This is what these idiot publishers don't understand, it's the same thing as when studios started pulling out form Netflix to do their own streaming service. They see the dollar signs and that's it not realizing people have no problem with Netflix cause it's just $8 once, not $8 for Netflix, for hulu, for amazon, for warner bros and so on. It adds up and people don't want that split content everywhere.
Black Republican
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
Hopefully Capcom & Sega follow, i want my Powerstones, Rival Schools, Outriggers and other classics digital on PC/XB1/PS4 etc
Kayant
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Welp it was bound to happen... Oh my just looking at what pubs will start locking behind these access services is scary.
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Xando
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(08-19-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Scum

E3 next year should be fun.

"Buy Uplay Access now to unlock assasinations in Assassins Creed"
CreeperBlocks
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(08-19-2014, 07:12 PM)
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Don't tell me if they do this its going to be fused with Uplay :(
Protagonist Jake
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(08-19-2014, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Last Wizard

This is what these idiot publishers don't understand, it's the same thing as when studios started pulling out form Netflix to do their own streaming service. They see the dollar signs and that's it not realizing people have no problem with Netflix cause it's just $8 once, not $8 for Netflix, for hulu, for amazon, for warner bros and so on. It adds up and people don't want that split content everywhere.

this
Neuromancer
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(08-19-2014, 07:13 PM)
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Hopefully Sony nips this line of thinking in the bud. I like getting games from everyone through PS+ and I refuse to buy into 5 different subscription services from 5 different publishers.
A-V-B
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(08-19-2014, 07:13 PM)
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You can always expect these dudes to group together. No big surprise. Long as I don't need a subscription to play all the other games on Steam.
FleetFeet
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(08-19-2014, 07:13 PM)
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Thanks for opening pandora's box, EA and MS! Much appreciated!

Never will I ever in a million years appreciate this shit
jett
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(08-19-2014, 07:13 PM)
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Microsoft fucked up.
UnrealEck
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(08-19-2014, 07:13 PM)
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They're going to breed and make little Eabisoft baby companies.

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