Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has declared that the publisher has formulated a workable plan to combat piracy on the PC platform - though it won't discuss what it is just yet.
Discussing the topic of piracy in a conference call with investors (via Kotaku
) Guillemot said that the plan was one which would be put into action by the start of next year at least and would probably roll out with one PC game this year too.
Clearly aware that piracy is not just a PC related issue, Yves also said that he was confident that piracy on the Nintendo DS would continue to improve in the future.
"Nintendo has been able to slow down piracy a lot in Japan,
" he pointed out. "They are now putting pressure to make sure it decreases in many other countries. We think we will be able to solve this matter.
Regarding other consoles however, Yves claimed that the figure were low enough to not cause huge concern right now and that he was optimistic about the state of the PSP thanks to "new ways of controlling piracy
" on that platform. He's probably talking about the PSPgo, which he hints is enough to make Ubisoft reconsider the PSP as a viable platform.
The overall feeling of the comments then is one of confidence - but we're going to be a bit wary until we know for sure that the PC piracy solution isn't just some awful DRM system. Let us know your thoughts in the forums