Ubisoft Ditches Starforce... But Looks For A Replacement
from the is-it-really-necessary? dept
A couple weeks ago an upset owner of a Ubisoft video game sued the company, claiming the copy protection scheme used on it, made by controversial copy protection software firm Starforce, opened up huge security holes on computers. While there had been complaints directed at both Ubisoft and Starforce for quite some time, it seems that it finally took this lawsuit for Ubisoft to decide to ditch Starforce completely. However, they claim that they're going to replace it with another copy protection scheme, potentially putting themselves right back into the same problematic situation. Perhaps, instead, they might want to take a lesson from some successful gaming companies that have learned that you can sell more games by not treating all of your customers as if they were criminals.