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Now that getting games that use BattlEye for anti-cheat working on Linux (either native or through Proton) is much easier, an Ubisoft rep suggests people post in their forum to show demand for it.

In response to a post on their official forum asking about Ubisoft hooking it all up, the rep mentioned they can pass the feedback onto developers and that hopefully "other players will reply here in favor of Proton support and the development team may then look to implement it". It's not exactly much and a pretty bog-standard response but it's a reply nonetheless and isn't being ignored.

The thing is, this is just about playing Rainbow Six Siege on Linux with Proton, and it's not likely the developer would do it just for that. Now though, with the Steam Deck that uses SteamOS 3, developers will have to get it working if they want their players to be able to access their games on it. Right now though, like everything else, it all depends on demand from users and how well the Steam Deck sells.


Pictured - Rainbow Six Siege on Steam.

In other Ubisoft related news, it appears that a new "Ubisoft Connect PC Client" has appeared as found by SteamDB's Pavel Djundik on Twitter so it appears that more Ubisoft games may come to Steam.

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Purple Library Guy 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: MohandevirI think it as more to do with bad planning than "evil scheming".
In this particular case I'd agree. Not that Ubisoft is above a bit of evil scheming, though.
Purple Library Guy 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: whizse...or just go about it the industry standard way and make sure your CEO throws up at the same parties as their CEO.
I dunno if Gaben is really into that kind of stuff. D'you think they could get by with just a Vice President of Partypuking?
Mohandevir 30 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: F.UltraI think that we all should just calm down a bit here. This is not Ubisoft making any form of statement, this is just some poor sod working as a support rep at Ubisoft trying to answer a request in a friendly way. This rep have zero insight into what Ubisoft are planning to do or not to do, so all he/she can do that doesn't sound negative is to say "well why don't you all write down that you want it and then I could send that list upwards".

Ubisoft have 19000+ employees, there are probably max 40 of them that have any knowledge of their direction and support reps are way way down on the ladder.

Who's not calm? You wanna know the worse way to de-escalate a problem? Tell people that are not calm to calm down. it's what not to do 101 when trying to de-escalate a problem. Good thing is, nobody seems overly upset here, just some people with passionate views.

And even if I tried to show that there may be another angle to see things (devil's advocate), he still may be right... Never pretended I detain the truth.


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Mohandevir 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: GuestI'm just simply saying this right here isn't really news of any value to us.
On this point, I totally agree... It's a GOL news in absolute, but Ubisoft is not trageting us, I'm quite sure of that. If it wasn't for the Steam Deck, Ubisoft would have continued to ignore us.

Edit: "Trial balloon". That's the expression I was looking for... Doesn't cost much and doesn't get you engaged.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 30 November 2021 at 7:47 pm UTC
mirv 30 Nov, 2021
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I'm not going back over all comments, so apologies if it was mentioned, but didn't Stardock pull a similar stunt? Absolutely nothing came out of that, despite the ludicrous show of support.

If Ubisoft really wanted to do something, they'd stop internal employee abuse. Let's not forget what they put the actual devs through to make these games, or just because they can.

Ubisoft has to earn my support, starting with removal of company culture of abuse. Then they can talk about earning my support for their games.
Lofty 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: GuestIt's all about money to all of them, There's nothing wrong with that.

Disagree.


Quoting: mirvIf Ubisoft really wanted to do something, they'd stop internal employee abuse. Let's not forget what they put the actual devs through to make these games, or just because they can. Ubisoft has to earn my support, starting with removal of company culture of abuse. Then they can talk about earning my support for their games.

Agree.
F.Ultra 30 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: Guest
Quoting: F.UltraI think that we all should just calm down a bit here. This is not Ubisoft making any form of statement, this is just some poor sod working as a support rep at Ubisoft trying to answer a request in a friendly way. This rep have zero insight into what Ubisoft are planning to do or not to do, so all he/she can do that doesn't sound negative is to say "well why don't you all write down that you want it and then I could send that list upwards".

Ubisoft have 19000+ employees, there are probably max 40 of them that have any knowledge of their direction and support reps are way way down on the ladder.

Who's not calm? You wanna know the worse way to de-escalate a problem? Tell people that are not calm to calm down. It's what not to do 101 when trying to de-escalate a problem. Good thing is, nobody seems overly upset here, just some people with passionate views.

With calm I mean that people are making far to much out of this, I'm not talking about people being upset. I'm talking about some people being perhaps a bit to exited over something that means exactly zero. This is not Ubisoft saying anything.
Lofty 30 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: GuestIt's all about money to all of them, There's nothing wrong with that.

Disagree.


Quoting: mirvIf Ubisoft really wanted to do something, they'd stop internal employee abuse. Let's not forget what they put the actual devs through to make these games, or just because they can. Ubisoft has to earn my support, starting with removal of company culture of abuse. Then they can talk about earning my support for their games.

Agree.


Doesn't matter if you disagree or not, it's fact of the matter.

In your opinion. I agree companies exist to make money, that much is obvious. I don't agree with your added assessment that there is nothing morally wrong with the endless pursuit of money over everything else.
Mohandevir 30 Nov, 2021
In the meantime, a quick check showed me that Ubisoft got 14 pages of upvotes in 3 days... Don't know if that mean much, though, for such a big company...
Lofty 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: GuestIt's all about money to all of them, There's nothing wrong with that.

Disagree.


Quoting: mirvIf Ubisoft really wanted to do something, they'd stop internal employee abuse. Let's not forget what they put the actual devs through to make these games, or just because they can. Ubisoft has to earn my support, starting with removal of company culture of abuse. Then they can talk about earning my support for their games.

Agree.


Doesn't matter if you disagree or not, it's fact of the matter.

In your opinion. I agree companies exist to make money, that much is obvious. I don't agree with your added assessment that there is nothing morally wrong with the endless pursuit of money over everything else.

When it comes to you playing games on an OS that isn't really important to the world. You're trying to compare charity to supporting a game on an OS. They're not at all the same thing.

I understand your perspective, Im merely pointing out that i don't agree with your statement that there is 'nothing wrong' with only existing to make money..regardless of this thread's topic. That maybe the way of the world but you made the claim (and you are free to do so) that there is nothing wrong with that, i disagree.
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