GAMING: GOG Pulls Hitman Game Of The Year Edition Over DRM

dWeb.News Article from Daniel Webster dWeb.News

dWeb.News Article from Daniel Webster dWeb.News

After the surprise release of Hitman: Game of the Year edition on Good Old Games, there was instant backlash as players discovered anti-piracy DRM. To play Escalation missions or User Created Contracts, the game requires an internet connection. This made it impossible to enjoy beloved but non-essential elements of Hitman: Game of the Year edition on Good Old Games. GOG’s anti DRM policy is likely to have fueled the backlash. The popular storefront is the only place you can buy PC games that doesn’t require DRM. The community saw the deceitfulness in the fact that certain features were locked behind an internet requirement while the game was advertised as being playable without an Internet connection.

GOG users expressed their frustration, in the usual internet fashion, on the forums and by review bombing the title. Just a few weeks later, a spokesperson announced in the GOG forums that the company has removed the title from the storefront. GOG agreed that the game shouldn’t have been released in its current form. The spokesperson also expressed regret for the “anger and hurt” caused and thanked the community for their passion in addressing this problem. However, it was “honestly to the bone.” Earlier in the debacle, the same representative emphasized that “while we’re open for meritful discussion and feedback, we will not tolerate review bombing and will be removing posts that do not follow our review guidelines. “

“,”480″:”“}},”sitetype”:”responsive=”” “,”embedurl”:”https:=”” “,”id”:=”” [“html5″,”uvpjs”],”share”:{“linkurl”:”https:=”” [{“name”:”SiteCatalyst”,”category”:”qos”,”enabled”:true,”params”:[{“name”:”charSet”,”value”:”UTF-8″},{“name”:”currencyCode”,”value”:”USD”},{“name”:”siteType”,”value”:”responsive web”},{“name”:”trackingServer”,”value”:”saa.gamespot.com”},{“name”:”visitorNamespace”,”value”:”cbsinteractive”},{“name”:”heartbeatTrackingServer”,”value”:”newimagitasinc.hb.omtrdc.net”},{“name”:”heartbeatVisitorMarketingCloudOrgId”,”value”:”3C66570E5FE1A4AB0A495FFC@AdobeOrg”},{“name”:”partnerID”,”value”:”gamespot”},{“name”:”siteCode”,”value”:”gamespot”},{“name”:”brand”,”value”:”gamespot”},{“name”:”account”,”value”:”cbsigamespotsite”},{“name”:”edition”,”value”:”us”}]},{“name”:”comscore_ss”,”category”:”qos”,”enabled”:true,”params”:=”” [{“name”:”c2″,”value”:”31824268″},{“name”:”publishersSecret”,”value”:”2cb08ca4d095dd734a374dff8422c2e5″},{“name”:”c3″,”value”:””},{“name”:”partnerID”,”value”:”gamespot”},{“name”:”c4″,”value”:”gamespot”}]},{“name”:”nielsentracking”,”category”:”tracking”,”enabled”:true,”params”:=”” [{“name”:”host”,”value”:”https://secure-us.imrworldwide.com/cgi-bin/m?”},{“name”:”scCI”,”value”:”us-200330″},{“name”:”scC6″,”value”:”vc,c01″}]},{“name”:”muxqospluginjs”,”category”:”qos”,”enabled”:true,”params”:=”” [{“name”:”propertyKey”,”value”:”b7d6e48b7461a61cb6e863a62″}]}],”trackingaccount”:”cbsigamespotsite”,”trackingprimaryid”:”cbsigamespotsite”,”trackingsitecode”:”gs”,”userid”:0,”uvphi5ima”:”https:=”” 22309610186=”” 1508849400,”desktopadpartner”:”desktop%2fgamespot.com”,”device”:”other”,”guid”:”gs-2300-6441492″,”hostedassetsversion”:”=”” 15794034=”” 6441492,”isdevice”:false,”islivestream”:false,”lengthseconds”:=”” 6441492,”pp”:”vpaid_js”},”custparams”:{“ptype”:”news_article”,”cid”:”gs-1100-6497006″,”game”:”hitman”,”con”:”playstation-4,xbox-one,pc,linux,macintosh,stadia”,”publisher”:”square-enix,io-interactive,feral-interactive”,”embed”:”autoplay”,”franchise”:”hitman”,”category”:”games”,”partner”:”desktop=”” 6441492=”” 6441492},”soundbasedsize”:{“normal”:”640×480″,”muted”:”640×483″,”none”:”640×480″},”daissburl”:”https:=”” 3306493-hitman-thumb.jpg”,”seekableplaybacks”:=”” 2572465=”” 2566084,”vid”:=”” 2500176},”adpartner”:”desktop=”” 2300-6441492=”” 2017=”” 1579=”” 100,”premium”:false,”screenmediumthumb”:”https:=”” 78,”mapp”:”gamespot”,”mobileadpartner”:”mobile_web%2fgamespot.com_mobile”,”partner”:”gamespot”,”postplaymax”:=”” 24=”” 10=”” 3.2.1=”” =”” a”,”autoplay”:true,”cms”:”pi”,”countdowntime”:0,”cuepoints”:null,”datepublished”:=”” a=”” adcall”:{“host”:”http:=”” ads?”,”params”:{“iu”:”=”” asset”,”videostreams”:{“adaptive_stream”:”https:=”” content=”” dai.google.com=”” data-id=”1037605312″ data-non-iframe-embed=”1″ data-promo-id=”0″ data-video=”{” desktop=”” embed=”” gamespot.com”,”agegatecookiename”:”videoagegatebirthday”,”assethost”:”=”” gamespot.com”,”impl”:”s”,”gdfp_req”:1,”env”:”vp”,”output”:”xml_vmap1″,”unviewed_position_start”:1,”url”:”[referrer_url]”,”correlator”:”[timestamp]”,”cmsid”:=”” gamespot.com”,”vid”:=”” gampad=”” hitman-game-of-the-year-edition-trailer=”” hls=”” html5=”” ima3.js”,”uvpc”:””,”videoadmobilepartner”:”mobile_web%2fgamespot.com_mobile”,”videoadpartner”:”desktop%2fgamespot.com”,”videoassetsource”:”publisher=”” instream=”” master.m3u8″,”daimidrollhost”:=”” mt-rv-v1.gamespot.com=”” ondemand=”” pubads.g.doubleclick.net=”” s0.2mdn.net=”” screen_medium=”” tabindex=”0″ trailer_hitman_20171024_4000,master.m3u8″,”adaptive_high”:”https:=”” trailer_hitman_20171024_2500,master.m3u8″,”adaptive_low”:”https:=”” trailer_hitman_20171024_700,1000,1800,2500,3200,4000,master.m3u8″,”adaptive_dash”:”https:=”” trailer_hitman_20171024_700,1000,1800,2500,3200,4000,master.mpd”,”adaptive_hd”:”https:=”” trailer_hitman_20171024_700,1000,1800,2500,master.m3u8″},”videotype”:”video-on-demand”,”watchedcookiedays”:1,”watchedcookiename”:”watchedvideoids”}”=”” trailer_hitman_20171024_700,master.m3u8″,”adaptive_restricted”:”https:=”” uploads=”” uvpjs-rv=”” vaw-gamespot=”” vid=”” video-player=”” videos=”” vr=”” web”,”startmuted”:false,”starttime”:0,”title”:”hitman%20-%20game%20of%20the%20year%20edition%20trailer”,”tracking”:=”” http://www.gamespot.com=””>

Want us to remember this setting for all your devices?

Sign up or Sign in now!

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.

This video has an invalid file format.

Sorry, but you can’t access this content!

Now Playing: Hitman – Game Of The Year Edition Trailer

The spokesperson emphasizes that they are “in dialogue” with IO interactive about the release, though it is as yet unknown if the title will still find a home on the storefront.

As for other games in the franchise, Hitman 2 was recently free on PS Plus and Hitman 3 remains, for the time being, an PC Epic Games Store Exclusive. Developer IO Interactive has moved on to a mysterious James Bond project.

Read More

Section G Gaming News – dWeb.News

More dWeb.News Gaming Gamers News at https://dweb.news/category/dweb-news/section-g-gaming-games-news/

Similar Posts