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Crysis developer to ditch PC exclusivity

To date German developer Crytek has created games exclusively for PC, but piracy is forcing the developer to alter its platform focus.

"We are suffering currently from the huge piracy that is encompassing Crysis. 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," Crytek boss Cevat Yerli toldPC Play.

He added, "Similar games on consoles sell factors of four to five more. It was a big lesson for us and I believe we won't have PC exclusives as we did with Crysis in future. We are going to support PC, but not exclusive anymore."

What impact Crytek's move away from PC exclusivity would have on any future Crysis games we can only wait and see - if they even happen.

Crysis was originally planned as a trilogy, but future games in the series "largely depends on success of Crysis for PC," Yerli is now saying. "As with every game or entertainment property, if the commercial success won't suffice, plans have to be revisited."

And don't hold your breath for a PS3/360 release of the original, either.

Courtesy of CVG.

Apr 30, 2008