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.
but what a twonk.
What gives them the right to essentially ban second hand games?
What does it matter if someone else plays the game second hand? Yes, I hear the argument about running the servers etc but they have already been paid for by the person who bought the game new. If the companies do not price that in the initial pricing structure then they are idiots.
If the next gen console do this then I will not buy one. It will also kill off services like xbox live as people will not want to pay essentially again to play the game.
What's next, Ford demanding a cut if you buy a car second hand?
Re: I'm sorry
Spot on: Crysis 3 only appeared on my "Radar" yesterday and it's now been shot down by my anti-bullshit-practices missiles.
Along with anything else Crytek creates in the future.
And I buy all my games new but no way am I supporting the companies in on this ridiculous witch hunt.
Sadly this story seems to re-inforce the rumours that the PS4 and XBox 720 will block 2nd Hand games and while I own both the current models they may be my last.
I wonder what they will blame next once the 2nd Hand Market is killed and they still are not magically making enough money to satisfy their greed / shareholders?