Ubisoft commits to PC gaming by joining the Open Gaming Alliance

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We told you before about the OGA – or the Open Gaming Alliance. Formerly called the PC Gaming Alliance, they’re rather fond of PC gaming, believing it to be the dominant platform for now, and for the rest of time. They could well be right. Currently, their members include the likes of Unity, Dell, Intel, Cloud Imperium games, Capcom and PC Gamer.

And now, they welcome Ubisoft to their fold. Ubisoft. Yes, the same Ubisoft that releases its games on PC late, and almost always in a broken state, is part of an alliance to push PC gaming.

“PC gamers are important to Ubisoft, and we’re committed to better understanding and addressing their needs and to continually improving our relationship with them,” said Ubisoft’s Sandrine Caloiaro, consumer and marketing knowledge director.

“By joining the OGA, we’re able to glean gamer insights from their research, learn from best practices in our industry and contribute to the group’s upcoming initiatives.”

I hope Ubisoft actually lives by those words – and isn’t using it mere lip service to try and ingratiate PC gamers; a move that its recent rebranding of uPlay comes across as.

“Whether Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rainbow 6 Siege or one of the many other big games in its portfolio, Ubisoft brings quality entertainment experiences to gamers. It’s a thought-leader that spans every genre, platform and emerging technology within the industry,” added the OGA’s Wanda Meloni.

“Joining the OGA demonstrates Ubisoft’s determination to reaching even more players and to partnering with our other members to better our industry.”

Last Updated: October 21, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    The OGA is still going? That must be nice for them.

    • Hammersteyn

      Probably for tax purposes

  • Hammersteyn

    *Console gamers are important to Ubisoft, and we’re committed to better understanding and addressing their needs and to continually improving our relationship with them

  • I’d trust OvG before I trust OGA… 😛

  • Francois Knoetze

    Oi!? Where is the competition results for AC Syndicate???

    • Coming soon. Draw done.

      • Francois Knoetze

        Woohoo! Was just curious. Sitting in the middle of nowhere with my mobile data slimming and waitting for results. Will congratulate Jimmy243 from district 54d so long who we never see on the site.

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          LOL
          Sounds about right.

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          I hate those Jimmy’s

          • Francois Knoetze

            “Shakes fist at sky” curse you Jimmy

        • Zing!

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    I don’t think they want to admit that understanding our needs includes getting rid of Uplay

  • ElFakio

    Stupid Ubisoft . April fools is only in April not October . Come to think of it maybe that is when the pc version of AssCreed Syndicate will finally work

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    Funny story…speaking of Ubisoft. A friend of mine received the Crew Wild Run beta access key, like all us other players did. But he’s running slower internet.
    So he spent a few days downloading it, which he finished the other day only to find out that on that very day the beta period was over and his 15Gb download was all for nothing.

  • Grand Admiral Chief
  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    Since I’ve been playing a LOT of games on Uplay lately I’ve really grown to…no I’m just kidding. Still don’t like it.
    Now they have an XP system where you level up like in Steam, which I suppose is nice in some way. It also looks nice and sleek these days.
    I can’t help but feel though that they’re spending all this money trying to pretty up something that no one wants anything to do with when they should be fixing problems. Ubisoft used to be one of my favourites back in the day, but they just aren’t the same anymore. It’s sad more than anything else, because they do still put out some good games.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Tell me moar about this XP system?

      • Hammersteyn

        No! Stay away from the darkside.

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          Besides the XP counter and the level, it’s pretty much still the same Uplay. They’re just making a bigger deal about it now 😉

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        It has a little counter under your name that says your level and how far you need to go to the next level. Then you earn Uplay Units and you can spend it on additional game content (pretty much what you’ve always been able to do in Uplay) or use it to get discount on games (also not a new thing on Uplay at all, but it does have its charm).
        So far I haven’t figured out what else it really does though

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          I’ll give them one thing…(don’t stone me). I saw it in The Crew. You earn Uplay Units by earning achievements..right. But then you can unlock an additional car for the game with those units. I found that to be quite nice. And you can’t buy it…you can only get it with Uplay Units.
          If Ubisoft does more things like this then they can expect my opinion on them to slowly change (if I ever manage to forgive them for Rainbow Six Siege).

  • Deceased

    Bahahahahaha ROFL!!!

    LoL, Oobi, just get rid of UPlay and you might come closer to CDPR status 😀
    I mean, gawd, how is that so difficult to comprehend?! XD

    Man, I had my lulz for the day 😀

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