Ubisoft has made three of its classic titles downloadable for free, by using an ad-supported format, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Far Cry, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Rayman Raving Rabbids are the games in question, although no details have yet become available on the specifics of how or where the ads will be seen.

The news follows research that seems to indicate a general acceptance on the part of gamers that advertising in games is acceptable if realistic in full price titles.

But the differences with these titles are much older games that they are now free, so the players' impression is likely to be even more lenient.

There is no indication currently as to whether or not this is an idea that Ubisoft is trialling, or whether it's the start of a regular release of back-catalogue titles, and maybe a wider embracing of ad revenues as a whole.

Pop over to GamesIndustry.biz for plenty of other news nibbles.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (32)

About the author

GamesIndustry International

GamesIndustry International

Contributor

GamesIndustry International is the world's leading games industry website, incorporating GamesIndustry.biz and IndustryGamers.com.

More articles by GamesIndustry International

Comments (32)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Far Cry

Graphics versus gameplay returns for another round. Can Crytek's debut offering take on the big guns?

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Any excuse to play it again...

Uwe Boll quits crowdfunding with expletive-laden tirade after third project fails

"F*** you all. I have enough money to play golf 'til I'm dead."

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition is a compilation

UPDATE: Release date updated, Far Cry Classic now available.