So because they said it, and it has to do with piracy, which you think is a good thing, it can't possibly be true?
I give them the benefit of the doubt. Unless they give me a reason to believe they are lying, I will assume they are telling the truth. It is not my place (or yours) to decide who is lying without some sort of proof to back it up.
All companies are in different situations. Those companies who are open to piracy are always small companies with brand new releases no one has heard of. In that case, yes, piracy and the resultant WOM can be good for sales.
But for most devs, who are making games that many people know about before it is even released - those are the ones who are really hurt by piracy and speak out against it. Piracy hurts these companies to the tune of millions of dollars, so why shouldn't they complain about it?
how do you know its costing them sales? Because they claim it is? Yeah we all know that Gaming companies dont lie to us ever....................
The witcher 2 is the biggest RPG release of this year, and it is not only DRM free, it is also PC only. CD projekt believes that Piracy is not a problem enough to do PC only and have no DRM on it, and still make a profit.
So we have a smaller developer who has everything riding on this game. If it flops, they are pretty much done for, vs some huge AAA Publisher who pumps out multi million sellers for their products. Somehow im suppose to believe that Piracy makes it not profitable for them, but some how CD projekt can risk it.
Edited by Vhati - 4/11/11 at 9:08am