Crytek: Schemes to strike second-hand games biz 'awesome'
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Cult games developer Crytek this week shouted its support for next-gen consoles that take means to prevent second-hand games being played, calling such a prospect "absolutely awesome".
No shizzle, Sherlock. It would say that, wouldn't it?
The sentiments follow recent rumours that Sony and Microsoft's upcoming console releases will introduce prevention measures to stop gamers buying cheap discs or swapping games with their pals.
"From a business perspective that would be absolutely awesome. 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," said Crytek's Rasmus Hojengaard in an interview with CVG.
Presumably, he'd also like second-hand books and DVDs banned too. Maybe even clothing, while he's at it.
With advance orders for Crysis 3 already being taken, the firm hopes to convert pirates into paying customers, although how it plans to do this hasn't been detailed.
Last month, Elite co-creator and Raspberry Pi backer David Braben threw his hat in the ring over the second-hand games debate, saying it was detrimental to development of single-player titles. ®
Re: I'm sorry
I dunno about everyone else's reaction, but this singular piece of the market thinks Crytek can pound all their future releases up their collective asses.
With piracy then eliminated prices of titles will drop.(not)
Odd attitude though. The flip side is that I won't pick up an old title for a tenner and become a fan of.something I thought would be not overly interesting to become hooked and buy all titles that follow.
Short sighted and looks very greedy. What next, fridge manufactures insisting that food can only be put in by them.40 quid for a pint of milk anyone?.
Re: I got some second hand food he can have
I totally agree.
Please from now on can you promise to:
Buy only brand new cars,
Buy only brand new houses,
Buy only brand new electronic goods,
Buy only brand new consumables (e.g. non refirb ptoner cartridges)
Buy only brand new funiture
Buy only brand new childrens goods.
All other stuff must be scrapped and sent to landfill as buying 2nd hand hurts the manufacturers.
Oh I see, the multi £billion SOFTWARE industry is different and special somehow.