[i]Earlier this week, we mentioned that Ubisoft was dropping malware/software copy protection company Starforce. What began with their decision to drop Starforce from Heroes of Might and Magic V, ended when game software maker Ubisoft confirmed to 1UP today that it has reached a decision to find another copy protection software solution.
When questioned Ubisoft representatives told 1UP, "Right now, Ubisoft has decided to use an alternative copy protection system to Starforce for upcoming releases and we are investigating other possible steps at this time." But why the change now?
We'd venture it has something to do with the lawsuit raised against Ubisoft for using Starforce as copy protection software. When we asked why they were dropping the company Ubisoft representatives said, "Ubisoft takes its customer concerns very seriously and is investigating the complaints about alleged problems with Starforce's software. Ubisoft's goal is to find solutions for its customers if there are problems with Ubisoft products."
Why Ubisoft dropped Starforce is ultimately secondary, but it is a lead that other companies should take. Find a better way to keep your software copy-protected. We're sympathetic to your desire to not have your software pirated and distributed, be sympathetic to gamers not wanting their systems screwed up by some malicious program.
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