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Crytek Engine business manager Harald Seeley has confirmed in an interview with Next-Gen that the recently announced Crysis Warhead will remain a PC exclusive due to being so far along in development. All of Crytek’s future projects are still planned to be multiplatform, however, due to the developer’s problem with high piracy rates.

“Of course Warhead has been under development for quite some time, and we had no desire or intention to disappoint our loyal PC fans. So, after some careful consideration, we decided to continue our support for the PC Crysis franchise with this release. But yes, all new franchises we develop in the future will be created with a cross platform strategy in mind.”

Seeing as Crytek is so concerned with piracy, it stands to reason that they might decide to go overboard with DRM, but thankfully Seeley reveals that this might not be the case.

“While we are certainly very concerned about piracy and copy protection, we are also concerned about the potential opposite problem, that of inconveniencing legitimate buyers with newer measures that interfere too greatly with their enjoyment of the product. So we are carefully considering all possible options here, however we are not yet at a stage where we have made a final decision.“

Hit the jump for more.It’s good to see a developer realize that adding intrusive DRM really does nothing but tick off the Internet at large and make consumers that bought the game feel rightfully inconvenienced. Not to mentioned the hackers it spurns on who erroneously see their actions as some sort of righteous endeavor against “the man.”

Seeley goes on to say that these ports will include “something unique on each platform and will be carefully tuned to both the capabilities and strengths of that platform, as well as the intended audience.” Hopefully these “unique” additions are something a bit more creative than shoehorned SIXAXIS controls for PS3 versions and genuinely add something worthwhile to each version. Or would you even care about getting something minor like a suit of armor so long as the game itself is plenty fun?

Finally, Seeley mentions that the CryENGINE 2 has been made more scalable as a result of having to optimize for consoles, meaning it should run better on all levels of hardware. Good news for people that haven’t updated their systems recently.

http://www.destructoid.com/crytek-cr...ue-89716.phtml
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I thought they said crysis would be their last exclusive??

Anyway, because this is a trilogy, I think the 3rd installment will still be a PC exclusive...No one would play it on consoles, as they would have missed out on the previous two games...
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Psst... Crytek... Use Steam and then worry less about piracy

It's not perfect, but what Valve has put together is an incredibly efficient way to distribute games and by nature of the system cut down on piracy. Mutually better for both end-user and publisher.
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Psst... Crytek... Use Steam and then worry less about piracy

It's not perfect, but what Valve has put together is an incredibly efficient way to distribute games and by nature of the system cut down on piracy.
Maybe they should focus on making a well optimized games, then maybe people will decide to actually buy it

I will buy any game released by Valve, because I know it will be a piece of art...and I do own every valve game ever made...
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Psst... Crytek... Use Steam and then worry less about piracy

It's not perfect, but what Valve has put together is an incredibly efficient way to distribute games and by nature of the system cut down on piracy. Mutually better for both end-user and publisher.
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Psst... Crytek... Use Steam and then worry less about piracy

It's not perfect, but what Valve has put together is an incredibly efficient way to distribute games and by nature of the system cut down on piracy. Mutually better for both end-user and publisher.
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Psst... Crytek... Use Steam and then worry less about piracy

It's not perfect, but what Valve has put together is an incredibly efficient way to distribute games and by nature of the system cut down on piracy. Mutually better for both end-user and publisher.
Unless they were to put a game exclusively on Steam, it wouldn't help piracy at all.

On top of that, if it weren't to be exclusively on Steam, then chances are it would take time to modify the patches for the Steam version, leaving people who bought the Steam version behind a couple of days.

And that's not forgetting that you need a credit card, and are willing to wait one to four hours for the game to download when you could likely just buy it from a store within walking distance.

Also, this whole thread is wrong. According to the interview (Which has been posted), Crysis 3 will be the last PC exclusive game by Crytek.

"all new franchises we develop in the future will be created with a cross platform strategy in mind."
Edited by LegendaryC - 6/8/08 at 7:35pm
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Wow they pulled the piracy card with their sale numbers?
You, Crytek, can eat a dick sandwitch
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I would like to thank everyone who downloads games illegally
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Psst... Crytek... Use Steam and then worry less about piracy

It's not perfect, but what Valve has put together is an incredibly efficient way to distribute games and by nature of the system cut down on piracy. Mutually better for both end-user and publisher.
You took the words out of my mouth.
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