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‘I would Suspect That the Audience Is Ready’ for Always-On, Says Ubisoft Montreal CEO

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Posted on April 15, 2013 AT 01:38pm

Another week, another always-on comment from someone in the videogame industry—this time Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat.

Speaking to The Guardian, when asked about whether the gaming audience is ready for an always-on world, Mallat said, “Well, that’s a question you should put to Microsoft and Sony! I would say that a lot of people are already always online through other devices—I would suspect that the audience is ready.”

While the audience may be ready in Mallat’s eyes, it would seem Ubisoft—from an infrastructural standpoint—is less so, considering how the company had to disable their Uplay service last week after the digital platform was hacked, leaking Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and making other Ubisoft titles downloadable for free.

Source: The Guardian

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