Crytek, the studio behind the very successful Crysis first-person shooter series, has cleared a few things up about its previous statements that called anti-used gaming features in next generation consoles “awesome” and said that it wants to address piracy, especially on the PC platform.
Crytek has earned a pretty loyal fan following after releasing the very impressive Crysis first-person shooter titles, which delivered great mechanics and downright gorgeous graphics.
Fans became a bit irritated with the German developer last week, however, when one of its directors talked about the used gaming phenomenon
and how he believes that stopping such a thing in next-generation consoles would be “awesome.”
"From a business perspective that would be absolutely awesome,” said Crytek’s Director of Creative Development, Rasmus Hojengaard. “It's weird that [second-hand] is still allowed because it doesn't work like that in any other software industries, so it would be great if they could somehow fix that issue as well."
He has now posted a new statement, via CVG
, saying that his previous words shouldn’t have been taken seriously, as he was just expressing his own point of view, not that of Crytek.
He also talked about the piracy issue, which affected last year’s Crysis 2 pretty bad, turning it into the most pirated game of 2011
, ahead of other shooters like Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
“Obviously it’s something we’d like to address,” he told PC Gamer
. “We’ll do what we can, but whatever that’s going to be is hard to say yet.”
“It’s unfortunate that you don’t win any awards for most downloaded game,” he added. “Certainly people apparently really want to play our games, they just don’t want to buy them.”
With Crysis 3
preparing for a release in early 2013, let’s hope that Crytek will be able to motivate PC users to invest in the first-person shooter experience and console owners to get original copies of the game, not used ones.