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Ubi: No DLC for Prince of Persia PC

Ubi: No DLC for Prince of Persia PC

Ubisoft has confirmed that it won't be releasing any downloadable content for Prince of Persia on the PC.

Ubisoft has today confirmed that although there's some substantial new downloadable content for Prince of Persia heading to consoles, there'll be no DLC released for the PC version of the game.

Titled Prince of Persia: Epilogue, the first set of downloadable content is set to expand greatly on the ending to the game and give players a chance to continue to explore the fiction created by Ubisoft Montreal. It's planned for release on February 26th - on consoles that is.

Yet, according to Big Download, Ubisoft has no plans to bring the same content to PC gamers at any point. Those three hours of extra gameplay, new character models and extra enemies for you to quicktime through are all console-only.

What's worse, Ubisoft has refused to give any explanation for the lack of DLC on the PC, saying only that the decision is for business reasons - though whether that be because nobody is sponsoring the port or because of piracy fears isn't clear. We bet it's one of the two though.

There's still no word on pricing for the console-exclusive DLC, but Ubisoft is keen to stress that Epilogue is built of premium, planned content that will include whole new areas for the Prince to explore, as well as extra dialogue and attacks. It all sounds fabulous, even if it is console-only.

For more information on Ubisoft's reboot of the Prince of Persia series you can check out our Prince of Persia review, or just drop your own questions and thoughts in the forums.

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Lepermessiah 3rd February 2009, 13:08 Quote
Yeah, instead of trying to grow the PC market by giving PC gamers more reason and content to buy a game, lets give console players the goodies and leave Pc out, then complain about lack of sales. Does anyone else see the irony in all this?
will. 3rd February 2009, 13:11 Quote
Well, I wont be buying another ubisoft game for the PC again...
Mentai 3rd February 2009, 13:49 Quote
I actually bought this game for PC when I found it cheaper on 360 because I wanted to support the PC market and the fact they hadn't placed DRM on the product. Gee it all feels worth it now, thanks Ubi. Here's hoping this gets sponsored 6 months down the line, I would like a greatly expanded ending very much. If not I guess I'll just stick to buying games off Valve, the only games company that actually seems to value their customers...
Veles 3rd February 2009, 14:27 Quote
Pangs a little bit of content that should have been there in the first place TBH
DXR_13KE 3rd February 2009, 15:25 Quote
[rant]

Dear Ubisoft:

Shove this game up your ***.

sincerely sincere.
DXR

[/rant]


sorry, had to do it...
Narishma 3rd February 2009, 15:34 Quote
Well the reason is pretty simple. As they said it's a business decision. Console players are used to pay for DLC, whereas PC players aren't. It wouldn't surprise me if they release it on PC in say 6 months once they milk the console players of all their worth. :p
Lepermessiah 3rd February 2009, 16:15 Quote
It is sad how many people pay 10 bucks for such rot, hell, Epic charges 10 bucks for 3 MAPS, 3 maps in gears, console players follow along like dumb sheep, lol. Ms charges 800 Ms points just to chaneg your gamer tag, pathetic.
1ad7 3rd February 2009, 22:41 Quote
wait they charge you to change your gamer tag? wow I was annoyed by the idea of paying for live but to charge extra for something like that... seriously?

Well glad I havnt bought and ubi games lately nor will I if issues like this keep poping up. DLC is a easy way for developers to not finish a game anyway but only giving it to consoles as well...
Ninja_182 4th February 2009, 00:51 Quote
Im going to buy this 2nd hand to screw them over!

Hahahahaaa
LordPyrinc 4th February 2009, 03:16 Quote
How soon before the latest consoles become obsolete by newer consoles? When will the PC become obsolete?

As long as newer DVD or BluRay drives still play CDs, I can still play all my games on a PC.

I want games to stay where they should... on a platform that can do much more than just play games. How many console gamers also own a pc? How many pc owners own a console?
Florian 4th February 2009, 12:02 Quote
It's a pretty clear case to me. Console players are used to paying for DLCs like that, PC players aren't. Ubisoft wants to make some money with the DLC. They could either release it DRM-free, as with the base game, and hope that PC players won't pirate it (because they'll argue it's not worth the money, and after all, they already bought the game!), or release it with DRM and get the bad press from "breaking their word" after touting the game as DRM-free.

Seems like a logical step to skip the PC release at this time and maybe offer it as a free download a few months down the road.
console ke chudi 30th April 2009, 16:31 Quote
it's not the new.they have once brought prince of persia rival sword,revodalation(sry f bad word) and now pro+something stupid.whichever it is, always PC gaming places itself in highest point.Many console came,many exclusive contents or games sales.
all have been chuda hoiacha By emulation.Do u here SECA? ur god of war is now PC!! without PS2!!.as same way pal, u don't need
psp to play revodalation or rival dhon .use dolphin & emulate.same way we will have pcsx3.then amra sobai ubisoft keo condom charai kutta dia chudbo(nejar dhoner somman ase naa!) jamon akon pcsx2 dia sony ke goamara ditasi.
console ke chudi 20th May 2009, 11:43 Quote
i do not have a dhonsole and i do not wish to own such ass.whichever DLC may arrive i m happy with pc edition.
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