June 23, 2024

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UK Government Responds to Killing Games Petition –

UK Government Responds to Killing Games Petition –

After Ubisoft shut down The Crew’s servers, rendering it unplayable, Ross Scott created Stop Killing Games, hoping to protect video games regardless of their age.

After a petition organized by Stop Killing Games reached 23,000 signatures, it had to be addressed by the UK government. Unfortunately, Parliament didn’t quite see the value in keeping our favorite games and gave the following response (thanks, PC gamer.)

“Consumers should be aware that there is no requirement in UK law for companies and software providers to support older versions of their operating systems, software or connected products.” He answers. “There may be times when companies make business decisions based on the high operating costs of maintaining older servers for video games with declining user bases.”

however, “Even if physical support ends, some systems may lead consumers to believe that a game will be played indefinitely. [Regulamentos de Proteção ao Consumidor] The game must be technically feasible (eg available offline) to play in these situations.

This is not the end of the story. A Petition It will remain open and if it reaches 100,000 signatures, it will be taken to parliament for debate. However, the UK government is now unwilling to prioritize game security or protect consumers from losing their games.

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