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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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173. Crytek to End PC Exclusives May 1, 2008, 07:33 bubba ray
 
I'm guessing that most of the naysayers on this topic are American. Many of you just have different values and expectations to us Euros/Brits, i.e. you behave like spoiled little children, relentlessly making statement after STATEMENT and insulting one another. Crysis is still selling well here and has been almost universally loved by the press and the market/players.

Your manner/s and whole approach to the subject of Crysis stink, but that's the price we all have to pay for freedom of speech and a worldwide forum I suppose. Me, I loved it, but you don't have to, so just realx and do some breathing exercises or something.

 
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