Crytek: PC Still Important Despite Crysis 2 Leak
Crysis 2 developer Crytek has insisted that it still considers the PC to be an important platform despite the potential impact on sales of its upcoming sequel leaking over the weekend.
Yesterday we reported that a late development build of Crysis 2 had leaked onto file-sharing sites. While not the finished product the leak contained the full game, online multiplayer and, crucially, the DRM signing keys, opening up the final game to piracy five weeks before it is even released.
Now Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has moved to reassure fans who were wondering whether the developer might be put off from releasing future games on the notoriously unsecure PC platform. “While we are deeply disappointed by these events,” he said on the Crysis 2 forums, “we are all completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from you, our community.
“Despite this unfortunate incident, we can assure you that PC gaming is very important to us and will always be important to Crytek in the future. We are all still focused on delivering a great gaming experience to our true and honest fans. I hope you will enjoy Crysis 2 on PC, as we think it is our best PC game yet!”
While Crytek’s attitude is reassuring, theirs is an increasingly rare stance to take. Last year Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono said there would be no PC version of Super Street Fighter IV following rampant piracy of the original game. Crytek themselves said that piracy of the original Crysis prompted them to develop its sequel for consoles as well as PC.