Posted by MiklÃ³s Szecsei - 15 Feb 2011
Yesterday, Geoff posted a story about Crytekâ€™s upcoming shooter Crysis 2 being leaked online. The PC version is out there and playable from beginning to end. Itâ€™s depressing as hell. Pirates are bastard thieves and legitimate PC gamers suffer alongside the developers and programmers who have poured thousands of hours into making a game.
Every time a game of this calibre gets leaked and pirated early, it sparks the same debate amongst gamers. Console fanboys take cheap shots, pirates try to justify their unscrupulous behaviour (and fail miserably) and people who really care about the industry just get all emo. Crytek, however, are one of the few developers left who actually care about the PC as a gaming platform. After yesterdayâ€™s news of Crysis 2â€™s leak, many (myself included) postulated on whether or not this would be the last straw for Crytek. Why should a company continually make games for a platform that has a user base predominantly made up of thieves who steal their final products? Crytek would not have been blamed for throwing in the towel on PC development.
Cevat Yerli, the head of Crytek, has reassured PC fans that they have no intention of doing that, and I find his attitude completely amazing.