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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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188. Re: I CALL BS May 3, 2008, 23:21 Tin
 
Jerykk wrote:
To Crytek, I ask this: Was Crysis profitable enough for you to work on your next project? If so, the only reason you are switching to consoles is greed.

I'm staggered... you think you have the right to tell a company how much money it can make? The people who put all the money and effort into a game, at huge risk, are allowed to earn nothing more than a break-even salary?

When did running a business become an evil pursuit, and running it well become "greedy"? Enterprise, initiative, and hard work should not be rewarded?

This has nothing to do with the quality of their game. I tried the demo and didn't like it. By all means, don't buy their game if you don't like it. Vote with your wallet.

But if there are people who like the game, and are willing to buy it, you think that Crytek should have their sales limited to some point of your choosing?

Your closing remarks demonstrate that you are either incredibly naive (perhaps you are quite young?), or you genuinely have strong communist ideals. And no, I'm not using that as an insult, it's simply the ideology implied by your own words.


edit: to fix quoting.

This comment was edited on May 3, 23:25.
 
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