The new Prince of Persia is a troubled game, having mixed reviews, some of which say it’s bloody amazing, other’s bloody awful. Regardless of my own stance (the latter), they did do a good thing when they released it on PC with no DRM whatsoever. That sort of thing should be lauded, and due to the fact we haven’t seen a big cry from Ubisoft saying that sales were awful so it must’ve been pirated to hell and back (yet), we can assume it didn’t do too badly on the platform. Which makes it a little confusing when they say that there’s not going to be a PC version of the upcoming DLC.
The information was delivered on the Ubisoft forums in the following way: “Unfortunately for business reasons we won’t be seeing any PoP DLC appear. Sorry guys!”. Perhaps it’s just me, but that’s both extremely vague and rather irreverent. ‘Business reasons’ covers everything from ‘we just didn’t really feel like putting in the extra work for it’ to ‘the software broke every time we tried it, and we just can’t see it being economically viable.’ The fact they didn’t give a proper excuse leans me towards the former, but I’d hate to start assuming.
It’s definitely a problem though; will the PC see the upcoming GTA IV DLC? (of course that depends if anyone can get the game working at all.) I’d think the stuff that was tagged as ‘exclusive’ will be scarcer on the PC, but still, I can’t see it being too much extra trouble to add something extra to a game they’ve already developed for a platform. Maybe it’s just because there’s no one championing the PC to get us all these goodies. At least we still have the mod scene, which, really, is rather infinitely better.