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Crytek To Abandon PC Exclusive Titles

Crytek president Cevat Yerli has indicated that the company will no longer produce any PC exclusive games, following relatively disappointing sales of the critically acclaimed Crysis - which he blames on high levels of piracy in the PC market.
Speaking in an interview with Croatian consumer website PC Play, Crytek president Cevat Yerli has indicated that the company will no longer produce any PC exclusive game titles - following relatively disappointing sales of the critically acclaimed Crysis. “We are suffering currently from the huge piracy that is encompassing Crysis,” said Yerli. “We seem to lead the charts in piracy by a large margin, a chart leading that is not desirable. I believe that’s the core problem of PC gaming, piracy.” “To the degree PC gamers that pirate games inherently destroy the platform. Similar games on consoles sell factors of 4-5 more,” he added. “It was a big lesson for us and I believe we won’t have PC exclusives as we did with Crysis in the future. We are going to support PC, but not exclusively anymore.” Although many have voiced concerns over the level of piracy in the PC games market, analysts - including Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter - have suggested that the sales of Crysis were also impacted by the high system requirements needed to run the game with graphical settings set to a high level. Continuing in the PC Play interview, Yerli indicated that there were still no plans to create a console version of the original Crysis. He also re-confirmed that the game was originally conceived as a trilogy, with any future iterations now implied to be designed with both PCs and consoles in mind.

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