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Crytek to End PC Exclusives

There's a Cevat Yerli Q&A on PC Play (thanks Eurogamer) with word that Crysis is likely the last PC-exclusive game from developer Crytek. Though he once again dismisses speculation that a console port of Crysis is in the cards, he places the blame for declining PC game sales squarely on the shoulders of software pirates, a theory that has become pretty commonplace. Word is:

We are suffering currently from the huge piracy that is encompassing Crysis. We seem to lead the charts in piracy by a large margin, a chart leading that is not desirable. I believe thatís the core problem of PC Gaming, piracy. To the degree PC Gamers that pirate games inherently destroy the platform. Similar games on consoles sell factors of 4-5 more. It was a big lesson for us and I believe we wont have PC exclusives as we did with Crysis in future. We are going to support PC, but not exclusive anymore.

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178. Re: well... May 1, 2008, 12:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
"Can you go to a restaurant and order a steak and eat half of it before you decide to buy it?"
Actually, most restaurants that serve steak don't charge you until the end of the meal.
If the food sucks you can usually get a refund.
Not to mention the little difference between physical goods and "intellectual property". There is a significant difference between shoplifting a copy of a game and downloading a copy. The latter doesn't deprive them of a physical item that could be sold to someone else.

 
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