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Crytek: PC Sales to Piracy Ratio 1:15 or 1:20

There's a Cevat Yerli Q&A on IGN talking with the Crytek CEO about a variety of topics. One interesting bit, as pointed out by Gamasutra (thanks Mike Martinez), is his elaboration on his previous assertions about the impact of PC piracy on sales of Crysis, as his guestimates at piracy rations are pretty darned steep:

The other critique outside Crytek was the fact that the PC industry is really, at the moment, I would say the most intensely pirated market ever. It's crazy how the ratio between sales to piracy is probably 1 to 15 to 1 to 20 right now. For one sale there are 15 to 20 pirates and pirate versions, and that's a big shame for the PC industry. I hope with Warhead I hope we improve the situation, but at the same time it may have an impact on [our] PC exclusivity in the future.

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104. Crytek: PC Sales to Piracy Ratio 1:15 or 1:20 Jun 28, 2008, 07:45 bubba ray
 
Guys, guys, guys - calm down.

Crysis was truly a great game; check metacritic or gamerankings for the only verdict that actually, really, honestly matters. Your personal opinions aren't gonna change anything and all the negativity will just make you stressed out and unhappy.

We get the fact that it WAS resource hungry on Very High (and even on High with less than an 8800 class) and we get the fact that it was heavily pirated too and could have made more money - but Crytek are a dyed in the wool, bona fide PC games company with two astoundingly well reviewed games to their name. Cut them some slack and support them; they're what PC FPS are all about - maybe the detractors here have just outgrown the genre. But lots of folk haven't and WE want MORE!

Bubba

 
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