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Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak

The Crysis 2 Blog has an official reaction from Crytek to news that a pre-gold build of their upcoming shooter sequel Crysis 2 has leaked onto torrent sites:

Crytek has been alerted that an early incomplete, unfinished build of Crysis 2 has appeared on Torrent sites. Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on March 22. Crysis 2 is still in development and promises to be the ultimate action blockbuster as the series’ signature Nanosuit lets you be the weapon as you defend NYC from an alien invasion. Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.

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245. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 16, 2011, 13:45 ASeven
 
Interesting new development:

http://dubiousquality.blogspot.com/2011/02/crysis-2.html

In case you missed it, here's what happened last week (thanks, RPS):
...a developer build of Crysis 2 containing the full game, multiplayer and the master key for the online authentication has been leaked, and is currently freely available from all sorts of astonishingly illegal websites.

That, in itself, is not something I would normally write about. However, I received an e-mail from a source who wishes to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons), and here's what they said:
They have no internal security. Just about any employee could have leaked that build, and they (the Yerlis) aren't exactly diplomatic about firing people. They should feel lucky that the source didn't leak, as that would be only a little bit more difficult to get out of the building.

That's certainly more interesting.

The source is someone who has e-mailed for years, and I have no reason to doubt their sincerity.
 
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244. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 22:04 Bhruic
 
This was an intentional leak, no doubt about it.

To be clear, there's a difference between "intentional leak" in that it wasn't accidental, and "intentional leak" in that specific higher-ups at EA and/or Crytek leaked the game in an attempt to drum up publicity. The former is almost certain, the latter is almost certainly not the case.
 
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243. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 21:12 ASeven
 
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 19:16:
Other than a disgruntled employee, just tell me why this would be an intentional leak.

Isn't that EXACTLY what he said his theory was?

This was an intentional leak, no doubt about it. No third party has access to all master keys, and certainly no marketing ploy would leak said master keys. 100% sure it was an inside job, the story behind it however is one I would love to hear. An employee that was fired, or knew he was going to be fired soon? Someone with an axe to grind? Someone deliberately sabotaging Crytek?

All I know is that I truly wish for the truth to come out to the public since I have a feeling if it did it would likely expose some of the bad rotten qualities that infests the gaming industry.
 
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242. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 20:27 necrosis
 
Blue wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:26:
nin wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:18:
I seem to remember the WTC thread hitting 500-600?

680 Out of the Blue (My mom's death)
654 More on the WTC
535 Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2
447 Battlefield 2 Demo
428 America's Army Demo
412 Out of the Blue (Invasion of Iraq)
411 CoD Demo Open Letter
352 DX: IW Demo
348 Half-Life 2 Trailer
348 DOOM III Trailer
Wow I'm a Blues Noob. Been into PC gaming as long as these posts but I do not think I have been coming to Blues daily for as long as some of those topics are old.
 
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241. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 19:16 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 13:50:
I find it mind-boggling that some of you, and maybe not many but some, are claiming this is a marketing decision.

Hooray! Beamer managed to address the people he's railing against properly instead of the usual "you guys"
 
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240. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 19:16 Prez
 
Your use of "corporate suits" also makes you sound dimwitted. Also makes it sound like you've never been inside a corporation, much less a video game company. And you've definitely never had a position of any impact, a "suit" as you call it.

So he is dim-witted because he's never had the job of a "suit" or doesn't know the ins and outs of corporations? There's plenty of truth behind the conceptions of "suits" in corporations. Or, as I like to say, astoundingly ignorant, spineless yes-men. You sound like you're projecting the fact that you have worked at good corporations that this must mean they are all altruistic, humanitarian entities with good decision-making processes. Even good corporations have typical "suits"' at them. You need to come work where I do. I GUARANTEE your view will be altered in short order.

Other than a disgruntled employee, just tell me why this would be an intentional leak.

Isn't that EXACTLY what he said his theory was?
 
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239. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 14:51 PHJF
 
Marketing ploy my ass, this shit is buggy!  
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238. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 13:50 Beamer
 
Well yes, they want to fuck me out of my money. I

You realize the term "fuck you" makes you sound dimwitted, right?

The sole reason corporations exist is to make money for their shareholders.

This doesn't necessarily mean "fuck you," and most that try to "fuck you" end up out of business.

My thinking was that this was an intentional leak, but that it was done by one or more of the devs, NOT the corporate suits in charge

Your use of "corporate suits" also makes you sound dimwitted. Also makes it sound like you've never been inside a corporation, much less a video game company. And you've definitely never had a position of any impact, a "suit" as you call it.


Other than a disgruntled employee, just tell me why this would be an intentional leak. Some here are claiming it's a marketing thing. These people are idiots. I'm just going to throw some things out to you guys:

1) Marketing at EA is more or less the top of the video game marketing game.
2) One of the next steps in the marketing ladder is producer. So a "suit" would be able to jump to actually having creative input if he does his job well.
3) It's a small industry with a short memory. Getting fired for fucking up at one company is usually enough to stop you from getting rehired at another.
4) Yes, Crysis 2 is getting free publicity from this.
a - does it need it?
b - will this publicity be greater than lost sales?
c - assuming you were in marketing, would you be so certain of a and b that you'd risk everything in 1, 2 and 3?



I find it mind-boggling that some of you, and maybe not many but some, are claiming this is a marketing decision.

 
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237. Re: Crytek responds to fuzzy multicolored hair Feb 14, 2011, 12:57 heroin
 
It's quite humorous to see Space Captain try to sound like some sort of intellectual. So, who is in control Space Captain? Who.. is... in... controlllll...trolllllll....trolllllll.  
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236. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:39 ASeven
 
Paketep wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:27:
After this, we could bet on what stupid number he'll say this time. 100x?. 300x?. 6 billion units?.

A gazillion bazillion units!!
 
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235. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:32 Verno
 
Zoom wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:00:
True. But like someone said above, would they really HAVE to get THIS game ? It's not like it's a vital product. They couldnt have it for free, they wouldnt buy it. That's what everyone knows since the age of free radios..

The point is that it seems silly to say that EA can't read someones mind on one hand while doing it yourself on the other. People pirate games for many reasons, you can't speak for them any more than I can. Thankfully we don't have a vested financial interest in the outcome whereas EA does. It doesn't excuse their public relations nonsense anymore than it excuses people claiming that all pirates have perfect moral compasses.

Anyways it's a shame that this happened regardless of how I feel about Crytek, it doesn't set a good public precedent for the PC community and I feel sorry for short sighted people saying "good they deserve it!" and whatnot.
 
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234. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:32 Kxmode
 
So. Mr. Smart. About that bunny... What was his name again? Mr. Belvedere.

I have a couple pictures of Mr. Belvedere:

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http://knowyourmeme.com/i/7445/original/pancake_bunny.jpg?1249339142

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233. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:27 Paketep
 
Zoom wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:00:
Now if EA only makes $40 million gross sales revenue (random figure) on Crysis2, they will claim they would have made double that without people copying their game... See that coming already.

Double?. Hah!. I still remember Cevat Yerli saying they'd have SOLD 20x more copies of Crysis if it wasn't because of piracy.

After this, we could bet on what stupid number he'll say this time. 100x?. 300x?. 6 billion units?.
 
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232. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:26  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:18:
I seem to remember the WTC thread hitting 500-600?

680 Out of the Blue (My mom's death)
654 More on the WTC
535 Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2
447 Battlefield 2 Demo
428 America's Army Demo
412 Out of the Blue (Invasion of Iraq)
411 CoD Demo Open Letter
352 DX: IW Demo
348 Half-Life 2 Trailer
348 DOOM III Trailer
 
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231. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:18 nin
 


I seem to remember the WTC thread hitting 500-600?

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
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230. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:15  Blue 
 
necrosis wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 10:02:
I wonder if this thread has broken any records at Blues for the most post count.

Nope, 120 more posts to break into the top 10. Whenever you search for something using the "Search!" box, the popular threads listing shows all time threads, rather than popular this week.
 
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229. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:02 necrosis
 
I wonder if this thread has broken any records at Blues for the most post count.  
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228. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:00 Zoom
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 08:39:
- some people dislike paying for things if they can avoid it
True. But like someone said above, would they really HAVE to get THIS game ? It's not like it's a vital product. They couldnt have it for free, they wouldnt buy it. That's what everyone knows since the age of free radios..

Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 09:36:
Fair point, advertising seems to sell games more than merit these days after all.
And regardless of "piracy"...
Now if EA only makes $40 million gross sales revenue (random figure) on Crysis2, they will claim they would have made double that without people copying their game... See that coming already.
 
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227. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 09:36 Verno
 
Fair point, advertising seems to sell games more than merit these days after all.  
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226. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 09:35 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 09:24:
Yes and no, the new method of PSN spoofing is indistinguishable from a legit PS3. Sony could technically start implementing proper disk checks but those are easily circumvented too. Either way Killzone 3 will sell on it's own merits, the leak will have little impact on it.


Maybe that was a bad choice of words Verno, I cant remember the last time a game sold on its own "merit", lately most AAA titles turn out to be shit in a gold wrapper and still they sell like hotcakes
 
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