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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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22. Re: Reckoning Dev: Piracy Prevents PC Exclusives Feb 2, 2012, 12:11 Paketep
 
Prez wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 11:58:
Titan Quest - Now there was a game. I'd put it up against Diablo 2 any day. TQ comes out FAR ahead in my book.

Yep. The only problem is that even with today's computers, the rubberbanding is horrific. You just can't play the mode where if you die, you die (don't remember the name right now.. legendary something?).

That Frazier guy is an idiot. Whoever decided that TQ's DRM would consist of a crash to desktop fail easily killed their company. They should have known that a LOT of people pirate first and buy later, and those are exactly the people that recommend games to friends. Guess how many recommended TQ after being thrown to the desktop every time they entered the first cave.

A pity, since it was by far the best Diablo clone until torchlight, and it was mighty pretty for its time.
 
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