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Reckoning Dev: Piracy Prevents PC Exclusives

IncGamers quotes Ian Frazier from a soon-to-be-published interview with the lead designer on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the imminent RPG from 38 Studios' Big Huge Games. He expresses the opinion that it's piracy, not the allure of console sales, that's making big PC exclusive games a thing of the past. "No, probably not. A game this big is very expensive to be blunt about it. The PC, with piracy being as rampant as it is, is really hard to make money from. My first game was Titan Quest, a hack Ďní slash RPG, which was PC only but the amount that it was pirated was the difference between us staying in business and going out of business," he tells them. "Itís really, really hard to be profitable by concentrating only on PC. Unless youíre an MMO."

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25. Re: Reckoning Dev: Piracy Prevents PC Exclusives Feb 2, 2012, 13:05 PropheT
 
Kajetan wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 11:42:
Yes, he is the one of the only one. To my knowledge, no Iron Lore dev has said anything regarding piracy being bad for TQ. As i recall this was ONLY Michael Fitch, THQ Creative Director at that time, who started this propaganda lie after the closure of Iron Lore to cover his employer. THQ killed Iron Lore. TQ sold well, the addon suffered mainly from the bad reputation TQ gathered for its rocky, bug-ridden start. In fact, an Ex-Iron Lore dev said a few months (?) ago, that TQ & addon are actually doing very well on digital plattforms like Steam or others and that they do not receive ANYTHING from these sales.

They've said it, they just didn't get headlines like Fitch did for it.

And the game only had a rocky, bug-ridden start to people who pirated it, so +1 to people who want to prove him right, I guess.

I don't see how his point is arguable. What major non-MMO PC-exclusive games are there anymore since Titan Quest besides Crysis, a game that was also pirated to hell and back?
 
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