Owlcat Games are well known for their work on DnD games and this is most especially prominent in their latest title, ‘Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous’. However it seems that despite their good reputation they managed to cause a bit of outrage following a recent patch to the game.
You see, unbeknownst to those who downloaded the new update, it included a piece of software known as ‘Appsflyer’ which is a tracking application that gathers information from a variety of sources on your machine to supply it to the company for marketing purposes. This, essentially, was spyware that the team told nobody about, which is a huge no-no. This was such a big change that it even included a change in the EULA for the game, that if you didn’t accept, didn’t allow you to play the game.
Obviously, this is very bad. However it seems as though the decision to include this was swiftly backtracked as the company then issued another patch to remove the spyware from the game. While many are praising the company for doing this, I see it for what it actually is, testing the waters. The company wanted to see what they could get away with, and when they got caught, they backtracked to save PR. Very sneaky, but a pretty scummy move in my opinion. Still I suppose at least the issue has been resolved for now, but I’ll be watching you Owlcat… always watching…
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.