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  • Square Enix Has a Change of Heart, Plans to Remove Jailbreak Restriction from Deus Ex


    The publisher behind the iOS action role-playing game Deus Ex, Square Enix, has decided to remove an in-game limitation that would disable a userís ability to fire a weapon if the title was installed on a jailbroken device. The company apparently seemed to have a change of heart and plans to reinstate the crucial feature in a forthcoming update.

    Many iOS gamers noted that the publisher didnít state the limitation of the appís download page, and would only be shown the above warning message after purchasing and opening the title. On the other hand, Square Enix issued the following statement to Eurogamer regarding the situation:

    Originally Posted by :
    We have not been clear in our communication earlier this week when we launched Deus Ex: The Fall. We did not state clearly that the game would not support jailbroken devices and so we will be switching this off via an update, so that all the supported iOS devices will be able to play the game in the near future."

    "We feel it's the right thing to do in this situation and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. No customer should be out of pocket when we were not clear from the start, so we'll get the game updated as soon as possible so that everyone who wants to play Deus Ex: The Fall can do regardless of whether their device is jailbroken or not. As soon as this update is live we will communicate this via the Eidos Montreal Community channels.Ē
    The game hasnít been updated yet, though a new warning regarding the restriction has been added to the appís description. The title can be purchased from the App Store for $7 for those of you interested in trying it out.

    Source: Eurogamer
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Square Enix Has a Change of Heart, Plans to Remove Jailbreak Restriction from Deus Ex started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. GrumpySod's Avatar
      GrumpySod -
      Meaning they see their main customers as those who jailbreak!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      I already posted this, I'm not impressed Akshay


      Quote Originally Posted by dsg; Today, 12:04 AM View Post
      Square Enix apologises

      We have not been clear in our communication earlier this week when we launched Deus Ex: The Fall. We did not state clearly that the game would not support jailbroken devices and so we will be switching this off via an update, so that all the supported iOS devices will be able to play the game in the near future.”

      “We feel it’s the right thing to do in this situation and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. No customer should be out of pocket when we were not clear from the start, so we’ll get the game updated as soon as possible so that everyone who wants to play Deus Ex: The Fall can do regardless of whether their device is jailbroken or not. As soon as this update is live we will communicate this via the Eidos Montreal Community channels
    1. Buzzeh's Avatar
      Buzzeh -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrumpySod View Post
      Meaning they see their main customers as those who jailbreak!
      More like they found out that most ppl would pirate it and bypass
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Quote Originally Posted by Buzzeh View Post
      More like they found out that most ppl would pirate it and bypass
      Exactly...

      Install XCON in cydia if you bought the game and can't shoot!
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Lol. See they gave up very quickly.
    1. moomoochoo's Avatar
      moomoochoo -
      I've installed XCON regardless- If I want to run legitimate software on a jailbroken gadget I will!
      I hadn't heard of xcon until this whole Deus Ex fiasco. Glad something good came of it!!!
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      WHY are devs being total pricks these days? Micro$oft and their DRM for xboned, SquareEnix and this anti-jailbreak... To me it looks like Devs no longer care about gamers and more about money.
      Just remember they did it once so they can easily go back and do it again.
    1. lsutiger216's Avatar
      lsutiger216 -
      Smith, you are thinking too much into DRM right now to realize what the XB1 was going to do over time. Hint hint steam. But go ahead and let gamestop have their way with you. It's a good deal right??
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I don't understand why they would've done this in the first place. Jailbreaking is not illegal! Why penalize jailbreakers for something that's allowed?!?!
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      WHY are devs being total pricks these days? Micro$oft and their DRM for xboned, SquareEnix and this anti-jailbreak... To me it looks like Devs no longer care about gamers and more about money.
      Just remember they did it once so they can easily go back and do it again.
      I develop games for 2 things. Money and to show-off my capabilities. I don't make games for so called 'Gaming Community' at least for the ones who pirate games. Games are made to earn a living. Its a job. Piracy and jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      I develop games for 2 things. Money and to show-off my capabilities. I don't make games for so called 'Gaming Community' at least for the ones who pirate games. Games are made to earn a living. Its a job. Piracy and jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.
      Jailbreaking isn't stealing anything.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      I develop games for 2 things. Money and to show-off my capabilities. I don't make games for so called 'Gaming Community' at least for the ones who pirate games. Games are made to earn a living. Its a job. Piracy and jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.
      You do know that jailbreaking is LEGAL, right?
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      I develop games for 2 things. Money and to show-off my capabilities. I don't make games for so called 'Gaming Community' at least for the ones who pirate games. Games are made to earn a living. Its a job. Piracy and jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.
      Maybe im old fashioned but if its that easy for "someones rightful livelihood" to be stolen then consider switching jobs. No one can steal physical labor. mod edit/racist comment.
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      No one can steal physical labor. mod edit/racist comment
      Except that they do the jobs you wouldn't... So its not really "stealing."

      Just to be clear... In no way am I saying they should stay in our county illegally though.

      Oh and back on the topic of this article. If a company doesn't want people to be able to use their apps on jailbroken devices, then said company should NEVER write a piece of software for PC, MAC, LINUX, or any other OS because you don't need to "jailbreak" those to have the ability to pirate.

      Just because you have the ability to pirate software doesn't mean you will.
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      I develop games for 2 things. Money and to show-off my capabilities. I don't make games for so called 'Gaming Community' at least for the ones who pirate games. Games are made to earn a living. Its a job. Piracy and jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.

      "jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood"
      Excuse me........ I jail-break to customize not to steal if you'd like I'd show you how many apps I bought in cydia and the AppStore (hundreds!) so your making your living off of people like me! Sure there are people that install stolen software, shame on them! But to make a all out comment that jail-breaking is stealing? Your wrong my good Sir! You have no idea what Jay Freeman stands for? Also all the awesome things on iOS now and coming came from your so called Stealing!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Jailbraking actually sells iDevices
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.
      I'm sorry but where in the h*** did you get this misinformation? Jailbreaking is not for pirating. Yes you can do it but that's not what it is for.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      I develop games for 2 things. Money and to show-off my capabilities. I don't make games for so called 'Gaming Community' at least for the ones who pirate games. Games are made to earn a living. Its a job. Piracy and jail-breaking is stealing someone's rightful livelihood.
      I'll just make sure when I purchase something that it is not written by you. I wouldn't want to put your great work on any of my jail broken devices. Thanks for the heads up.
    1. hypnopotamus's Avatar
      hypnopotamus -
      Boycott!
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      I'll just make sure when I purchase something that it is not written by you. I wouldn't want to put your great work on any of my jail broken devices. Thanks for the heads up.
      I don't have a problem with people buying games from my company. as long as people pay for it. Customizing is one thing. stealing is another. There are a ****-load of people who jail-break only for pirated software. torrents / ifunbox are some of the things people should not indulge in. Gamers is what makes work great. not people who ppirate.

      Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
      Jailbreaking isn't stealing anything.
      you may not be stealing/pirating software. but every time there are attempted connection to our games and no purchase... we know its piracy at play.

      As long as you understand that it should not be misused to install pirated software.