According to this French video below, Ubisoft’s earthquake survival game, I Am Alive, is no longer a retail title, with the publisher now planning on launching the game as download only on PSN and Xbox LIVE instead.
Plagued with issues since its inception (original studio Darkworks are now “I Am Fired”, with the development duties subsequently handed over to Ubisoft Shanghai), the game also suffered numerous well-publicised delays.
Our French is très mauvais, but the game’s new digital status is apparently confirmed around the ten minute mark below. Can any of our French readers provide a direct translation? That would be incroyable. (Thanks ryousuke).
Regardless, how this decision impacts the game’s final quality remains to be seen. We were quite looking forward to it.
Note: As we don’t speak the language we are going on what other people are reporting regarding the veracity of this story (though ryousuke reckons it’s spot on). The dude could have said “Yeah, I Am Alive, awesome game, coming along nicely” for all we know. We’re expecting an update from Ubisoft today.