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Thread: Ubisoft to ditch Starforce!

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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    Ubisoft officially dumps Starforce

    Following several days of rumors, Ubisoft has officially confirmed that it will no longer use the controversial digital-rights software from Starforce. "Ubisoft has decided to use an alternative copy-protection system to Starforce for upcoming releases," said a rep for the company. The announcement means that Starforce software will not be included in Heroes of Might and Magic V, the publisher's much-anticipated forthcoming PC role-playing game.

    Ubisoft's decision caps weeks of controversy surrounding Starforce. In mid-March, an employee of the Russian-German-Chinese-Cypriot company was accused of posting a link to a site where users could illegally download Stardock's space sim Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. Shortly, thereafter, Aspyr Media decided to sever its relationship with Starforce and remove its software from its forthcoming game, Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars.

    Ubisoft's motivation for ending its agreement with Starforce was more personal. At the end of March, the company was slapped with a $5 million lawsuit by gamers who claimed that Starforce's DRM system compromised the security of their PCs. "We are currently investigating complaints about alleged problems with Starforce's software," said the Ubisoft rep.

    now, i wonder if they'll rerelease SCCT w/o starforce

    Last edited by tesco; 04-20-2006 at 12:18 AM.

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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    way to set an example.

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    Bye Bye Starforce! (Hopefully)
    Ubisoft is a start! If they remove it from their games more companies may do the same!
    Could this be the begining of the End of Satrforce!? Hopefully, before SF4 comes out!

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    Rip The Jacker's Avatar Retired
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    Good news.

    I did some research on Starforce after I found out The Suffering 2 used it. I found out Starforce was installed on my PC, removed it right away... I havn't heard anything but negative things about Starforce...


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