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YouTuber Campaigns to Stop Publishers From Stealing Your Games

YouTuber Accursed Farms has begun a campaign to stop publishers from taking away your access to games you paid for.

Recently, Ubisoft announced that The Crew would be taken offline. This means that any diehard fans out there still enjoying The Crew will no longer be able to play it, as the game is always online, and Ubisoft controls the servers. This isn’t anything new, as publishers have been doing this for a long time. However, according to YouTuber Accursed Farms, this marks the perfect opportunity to fight back and reclaim control of the games we pay for.

YouTuber Fights to Stop Publishers From Killing Games

YouTuber Accursed Farms, also known as Ross Scott, has decided to take action against video game publishers to prevent them from killing the games you own. If successful, he wishes to change the laws surrounding video game publishers shutting down game servers, thus stopping players from accessing games they paid for and technically own.

This practice, which is currently not illegal, allows publishers to shut down their servers for an online-only or live service game at any time, regardless of the remaining playerbase. In doing so, players can no longer access it, as publishers are not required to add offline capabilities nor the ability to host your own local servers. So, in essence, at an undisclosed time, players who have spent upwards of $70 to buy a game will lose all access to it, not to mention any in-game items they purchased with real money.

How You Can Help to Stop Publishers Stealing Your Games

While many have complained about this process in the past, no one has taken action like Scott currently is. However, he needs your help. Depending on which country you’re in, there are various steps you can take in order to help. This includes signing government petitions to force them to reassess the current laws, as well as contacting the DGCCRF, France’s national consumer protection agency.

All of these steps have been broken down in the video above, as well as on Scott’s incredibly helpful and straightforward website stopkillinggames.com. If you choose to support the cause, simply head to the website, select your country, and follow the steps provided. It won’t take much of your time to help, but it could lead to the end of publishers removing access to games you paid for.

Will you be supporting the stopkillinggames cause? Let us know in the comments below. Also, be sure to check out Accursed Farm’s video and website.

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