I Am Alive PC release moved forward

Ubisoft's postapocalyptic action game reportedly hitting PCs a week early; can be purchased through publisher's digital store or on Steam for $15.

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Strategy Informer is reporting Ubisoft has brought forward the release of the PC version of I Am Alive.

I Am Alive is arriving a week early on PCs.

According to the report, the postapocalyptic action game will be released on PCs a week early, launching September 6 on via Ubisoft's digital store, on Steam, and other digital retailers for $15.

I Am Alive was released for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network earlier this year, receiving a warm critical reception.

The PC version of the game boasts two modes not available on the console counterparts: Easy mode, which allows for infinite retries and a smoother introduction to the game, and Replay, which allows users to play levels again.

Those who preorder I Am Alive for the PC through the UbiShop will score a free copy of Outerlight's 2010 first-person shooter Bloody Good Time.

I Am Alive tells the story of an everyman searching for his wife and daughter after a mysterious but cataclysmic event. This man returns to his hometown, Haventon, a year later to find the city in ruins, with its inhabitants taking necessary actions to survive.

Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced it will be ditching its old DRM system after listening to user feedback.

Discussion

54 comments
YanniBG
YanniBG

Mysterious cataclysmic event, surviving everyman... nothing more than a "The Road" rip-off. They just had to name it "The Road - The Game"! :-)

pinkydre
pinkydre

these days developers think they can treat pc gamers any how , gone are the days when consoles were not around and most games used to be pc exclusives

Ferrets_one
Ferrets_one

Wow!  I have played it on the PS store or should I say  the demo, and I liked it... but now on PC?  I am going to get it....now!

SolidTy
SolidTy

They are adding Easy Mode and Replay to the PC version...so, that's something.

Fursnake
Fursnake

This will be $3 or $4 on the next Steam sale...I'll just wait 'till then.

James00715
James00715

Didn't they say they weren't going to release it on PC? I remember people asking this and they said the console offered a better experience and they would not port it. Guess they changed there mind.

xXSMGXx
xXSMGXx

Well if anyone is wondering if it's worth $15, i can safely say yes it is.

It feels like a very interesting old school pc game if you ask me.

Controls were not as bad either, considering how it is still a console port.

I would not pay more than $15 though, but thats just me.

babarooni
babarooni

F**K YOU Ubisoft...now who has the last laugh huh? A$$holes!! I can't believe at first they went on about the piracy rate being so high on PCs and then saying this game won't come out on the PC platform at all due to that very reason. Now you're trying to sell it because it's already out in the torrent world?? Please...go f**k yourself! EVERYONE is going to pirate your games from now on. PC, Xbox, PS3, Mobile...every platform, every game!

miserable247365
miserable247365

Wow. PC Gamers are fickle. Are you really going to cheat yourself out of a good experience because someone made a generalization? Ubisoft isn't going to be hurt by you not spending $15. I understand you might feel offended, although I'm primarily a PC gamer and didn't get offended because there is a ridiculous amount of piracy on the PC, but some of you are acting like Ubisoft killed your puppy.

The game is really good. It's only $15 because it's only 4-6 hours long.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

I think know why they are moving it.

Because there is already a pirated copy out.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

*Ubisoft before I Am Alive came out*

 

Ubi: Cool game right?!

Me: Yeah it looks impressive, I'm really interested in it, when does it come ou--

Ubi: NEVER! Not for PC anyway. This baby is gonna stay on console master race! We don't need you filthy pirates killing our sales!

Me: But I--

Ubi: SILENCE! Out of my sight now, you peasant scum!.

 

*Ubisoft after I Am Alive came out*

Ubi: H-Hey, you..

Me: What?

Ubi: Well, ya see, the game didn't sell so well on consoles, so we hope maybe you would buy it? W-Well you said it's impressive, didn't you? You want it don't you? PC master race all the way, y-yeah??

 

Me: Get out. 

staranise
staranise

nice try. better luck next time. pissing PC gamers off by calling them 95% pirates??!? you got some balls to sell this crap port PC to the elite numbnuts.....too bad the pirates beat you to it.

Psycold
Psycold

You can bet this is because the game leaked a few days ago and they want to try and save face

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

that is probably because they were able to put aside the DRM making. :P apparently it is pretty average though, not exactly my most hyped game.

KBigdog
KBigdog

If it's just $15... does that mean it will be crap?

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

Well...at least Ubi is trying to win back PC consumers.

Good luck at that.....I will wait a while longer before forgiving them.

soheil_m
soheil_m

I saw this game for download on some pirate sites about 4 days ago !!! what's going on then ?!!!

But anyway it's so good that we can have this on PC

WCK619
WCK619

probably because a pirated copy got leaked.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

epic! allready got the pre-load going on steam.

only seven hours till it unlocks.

now if we could just get journey..........

AlexFili
AlexFili

Can't wait for this game

Master_cheat001
Master_cheat001

The game is good but easy to get bored. The graphic is so ugly but the gameplay saved it.

pathosfire
pathosfire

Looking forward to this game.  Will probably pick it up at the first good sale.

sortajan
sortajan

they've got a long way to go before they can make up for past actions towards PC users. i'll wait and see how this plays out, but they're definitely not getting my money for at least another week, if at all.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

That why I love pirates:

1) They make games available earlier than publishers

2) They cut the hell out the draconian DRM that obstructs gameplay

3) They don't force you to pay if the game is crap

 

If there was a way to pay them for the games I liked - I would do so.

Seth_Defiler
Seth_Defiler

Ubisoft is release the PC version of any game ... earlier. That's something new, maybe they notice that you can "download" pirate version of I Am Alive from couple of days now.

DeadLight2080
DeadLight2080

Thank u ubi for this but there is no preload in steam till now just ten hours left to release :(

winshot
winshot

The game runs fine and looks slick so far. Ubisoft seems to be coming to terms.

firzok
firzok

The game ran fine for me even on my secondary rig which has a core2duo e8200, 2gb ram and an nvidia 9800gtx i also don't like the way Ubisoft had been treating PC folks but i did not found any problem, Ghost Recon Future Soldier on the other hand was a total disaster.

moisan4
moisan4

I can assure you that the PC version can lag on an uber gaming rig even with MSAA and AA turned way down. This is on the same rig that can pay any game with maxed out video settings and never drops below 30 fps. Even with the video settings maxed out, this game looks like an old 360 game before developers knew how to optimize code for the consoles.

 

Though the game is difficult and fairly fun to play; it utilizes some interesting concepts and makes them work well together. Personally, I’ll take a somewhat unique and enjoyable gaming experience over graphics any day.

 

Though Ubisoft’s comment about 95% of PC gamers being pirates really pissed me off, and then to announce this game on PC the very next day was really ironic, or ballsy. Or possibly stupid.

fatee
fatee moderator

The PC version of the game boasts two modes not available on the console counterparts: ridiculous DRM and horrible port mode.

mindpurge
mindpurge

 @YanniBG 

If you saw "The Road" and played "I am Alive" you'd know that your comment is isn't exactly true.

 

The Road is probably one of the bleakest, no hope left, everything is simply dead, movie. It's an awesome movie, simply due to the fact that they kept true to the hopelessness, and how utterly dark, atmospheric, somber, and void the end of the world would be.

 

I am Alive still has hope, kind of like Fallout 3 without the mutants... Still pockets of society trying to stay alive. Very good, underrated game.

kik4444
kik4444

 @pinkydre You rarely get to see a PC exclusive these days, I remeber crysis 1 used to be PC exclusive, but the sales were so great, the devs decided to port it to x360 and ps3, but they removed some things that made the game unique, like downgrading the graphics, so the consoles can handle and changing the nanosuit controls to the ones that were in crysis 2, I personally tried out the game on my PS3, and the PC version was way better...and btw, I prefer having all the nanosuit controls separated, it was easier, for a mouse and keyboard

chronocommander
chronocommander

 @pinkydre That was a long time ago pinkydre. Also, considering that in many cases over 90% of sales are on consoles, can't really blame them, that's where most people are playing, for whatever reason and that's where things like online multiplayer for many major shooter franchises such as Halo and COD are. The PC always has the niche "elite" crowd for things such as Age of Empires strategy and Counter Strike in the shooter category but seriously, playing out of a standard unit working out of the box in your living room is an experience most PC users do not have and do not bother setting up. I've set up my PC and console to my TV so both are great experiences but how many people even have a good PC to play with?

chronocommander
chronocommander

 @Fursnake I'll do that too, but seriously those who can support it now please do! It's an awesome game and really deserves support at launch so as to get more of these titles PC side faster especially from Ubisoft. In all fairness Ubisoft at least brings decent PC ports of most of their games, sure some issues but overall it works well with a decent gaming PC and you get to play the game in true HD!

kik4444
kik4444

 @Fayt1986 I'm not sure if journey is ever gonna go multiplatform

pathosfire
pathosfire

I'm always happy to buy the game from the published, but when they have draconian DRM, I usually just pass.

 

Sadly, this is true.  Pirates usually get the best version of the game.  I refuse to pirate myself, but in my experience with seeing pirated copies, they always work better.

punkpunker
punkpunker

 @moisan4  the game engine it uses is an old unreal engine 2.5, so what do you expect on an old engine in the graphics compartment.

hector530
hector530

 @fatee but will i lose my saved content if my internet goes out! i love that mode.

YanniBG
YanniBG

 @mindpurge  Yeah, I guess so, I'm getting this game 100%. Do you see the smile at the end of my previous comment? ;-)

theCCyberDDemon
theCCyberDDemon

 @mindpurge  @YanniBG Good to mention that. Not every survival necessarily needs mutated enemies and a whopping ultra violence. I am alive tries to be a survival in a realistic way and that makes the game intriguing. To tell the truth, I'm sick of the same repetitive games. And the guy above is not right, im alive do have some violence there even if it is avoidable in contrast with that road movie. We need more games like this what... freestyle maybe? Im heading to the store in a while to see that.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

   @Fursnake

 I would support it to bring more Ubisoft video games to PC, but not I Am Alive itself. It was a huge disappointment how this huge video game that debuted at E3 2008 became this indie video game.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

 @pathosfire Piracy in these days is no longer about how and why, but when it will happen, actually here in Brazil, about a a month or two before GeoHotz release the jailbreak for PS3, there were people here selling unblockers for PS3 and running pirate games on PS3, i saw that with my own eyes.

The salesman was selling 10 PS3 games for 20$ Real(about 12$ Dollars), and was trying to make buy, I gotta way from there really fast, I like to pay the original

chronocommander
chronocommander

 @interrasteral7  @Fursnake I was more suprised that after the dearth of news about the title between 2008 and 2010 it didn't get cancelled, in fact it's a very interesting and different game from many other AAA titles. It turned out pretty well considering its troubled development.