In a bid to set standards for PC games and increase consumer confidence, Stardock publishing house and demi-dieu developer Gas Powered Games today unveiled a document titled “The Gamer’s Bill of Rights.””
“As an industry, we want to set fundamental and meaningful standards that reward PC gamers for buying our games,” Stardock CEO Brad Wardell said. “On PC, publishers can publish games that are just finished, poorly supported and filled with intrusive copy protection.”
The player’s bill of Rights
We, the players of the planet, in order to ensure a more enjoyable experience, to establish equality between players and publishers, and to promote the overall well-being of our industry, include the following:
Players have the right to return games that do not work with their computers for a full refund.
Players must have the right to require games to be published during a finished state.
Players have the right to expect significant updates after a game is released.
Players have the right to demand that the Download Manager and the update program do not force themselves to run or load to play a game.
Players have the right to expect that the minimum requirements for a game means that the sport is suitable for playing on the computer.
Players have the right to expect games to not install hidden drivers or other potentially malicious software without their explicit consent.
Players have the right at any time to re-download the latest versions of the games they own.
Players have the right not to be treated as potential criminals by developers or publishers.
Players must have the right to require a single player game that they are not required to be connected to the Internet every time they want to play.
Players must have the right that the games installed on the drive do not require a CD / DVD to stay in the drive.