bit-gamer.net

Crytek respond to Crysis 2 leak

Crytek respond to Crysis 2 leak

Crytek and Electronic Arts say they are deeply disappointed that Crysis 2 has leaked online already.

Crytek and Electronic Arts have responded to the news that a full beta version of Crysis 2 has leaked online more than a month ahead of the official launch.

The developer and publisher issued a joint statement which urged fans to support the game by buying copies when it launches on March 22nd, rather than downloading it now.

'Crytek has been alerted that an early incomplete, unfinished build of Crysis 2 has appeared on Torrent sites,' the statement reads.

'Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on 22nd March.

'Crysis 2 is still in development and promises to be the ultimate action blockbuster as the series' signature Nanosuit lets you be the weapon as you defend NYC from an alien invasion.

'Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.'

Crysis 2 isn't the only major title to have been leaked online this week, however. Killzone 3 for PlayStation 3 has been leaked online too, apparently.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

57 Comments

Discuss in the forums Reply
SMIFFYDUDE 14th February 2011, 10:47 Quote
'Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.'

Then don't leak your own games then
Sleepstreamer 14th February 2011, 10:51 Quote
LOL

Why yes, just blame piracy for leaking your own games!
outlawaol 14th February 2011, 10:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
'Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.'

Then don't leak your own games then

+1

Although you have to wonder who/when is getting killed/sued. A company that makes a shooter either takes you down or does you in.
SaNdCrAwLeR 14th February 2011, 10:53 Quote
Quote:
'Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.'

/sarcasm on
yes cuz this totally wouldn't happen with consoles :P
/sarcasm off
AlexB 14th February 2011, 10:56 Quote
It does annoy me when people make it seem that ONLY pcs have piracy.
Snubbs 14th February 2011, 10:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
'Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.'

Then don't leak your own games then

This is a good point! Surely it can't be considered a pirate, given that it isn't a copy of a retail game, but rather a developer build which was leaked from the inside.

Personally i won't be downloading, and I have preordered, however it is typical to see it blamed on piracy rather than internal issues.
Edwards 14th February 2011, 10:59 Quote
So to confirm, this beta leak is incomplete AND unfinished? Ok then, so when you've cracked out the polish it'll be good to go?

I'm not sure why such a big fuss is being made of this. When the game gets fully released it'll get pirated again; complete, finished and polished. Those who want to pirate it will do, regardless of it coming out early, same goes for those who want to buy it.
steveo_mcg 14th February 2011, 11:00 Quote
Quote:
Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on 22nd March.
Tell you what if its any good i'll buy it. I've not downloaded don't have time to play my back log from the steam sales. But if C2 is any good you've got a sale if its shody don't blame piracy... Deal?
Hamfunk 14th February 2011, 11:01 Quote
Anyone else think that a single player demo would let users try before they buy/preorder and would reduce piracy?
Singularity 14th February 2011, 11:02 Quote
Dear Crytek/EA: If you spent more time making games good and less time finding reasons why PC is the root of all evil and all your money loss, you would have more money...
mrdbristol 14th February 2011, 11:08 Quote
Whilst i don't condone Piracy, you can't put the blame of this leak under the 'Piracy is killing PC game development' banner.

It was leaked , not hacked or stolen.

Get your own house in order before issuing a blanket blame on others.
xaser04 14th February 2011, 11:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamfunk
Anyone else think that a single player demo would let users try before they buy/preorder and would reduce piracy?

To a degree possibly but TBH those who are going to pirate then game will do regardless of whether a demo is launched, DRM is included or if the game is any good or now.
kylew 14th February 2011, 11:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamfunk
Anyone else think that a single player demo would let users try before they buy/preorder and would reduce piracy?

They are doing a demo, apparently.
wuyanxu 14th February 2011, 11:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Singularity
Dear Crytek/EA: If you spent more time making games good and less time finding reasons why PC is the root of all evil and all your money loss, you would have more money...
agree.

i think CryTek should read this news about how profitable Valve is, rather than blame piracy for everything.

Crysis 2 is a generic console FPS, so im afraid you can only blame yourself for lost of sales on PC.
Instagib 14th February 2011, 11:34 Quote
I think Crytek are not long for the pc market after this.
Xir 14th February 2011, 11:44 Quote
oooh, now it's been a while that a Game leaked a long time before it's supposed to come out, hasn't it?

I remember in the pre-internet days, going into a shop, asking if there's a patch for this-or-that game I've been playing for the last few weeks, only to get an astonished...but that'll not be out for another two months :D
Off course, back then releases in the states and in europe were quite far apart. At least they learned from that.

Things have vhanged though, I don't need leaked/pirated games, don't even have time to play through everything I own.:D
reflux 14th February 2011, 11:58 Quote
I'm desperate to play but will be waiting for the full game to come out. If it's good and worth playing, Crytek deserve my money.
Sensei 14th February 2011, 12:00 Quote
Its not just pcs that have piracy but their media is very easy to copy. Its disapointing as we will now probably lose another great pc developer to the console market. I for one will be buying the game.
Centy-face 14th February 2011, 12:05 Quote
No no he's right clearly the pirates sailed up to them on a clipper ship boarded and made off with the dev build. Get over yourselves Crytek.

Hopefully you may respond to some of the things we noticed like the lack of graphics options which I doubt was going to change since they weren't labelled as dev specific but rather called gamer and hardcore etc... no just the old options menu will be fine. Think of it as an unofficial beta :D
Baggpuss 14th February 2011, 12:36 Quote
Tbh, if someone is quite happy to play the buggy dev build that was leaked chances are they wernt gonna get the retail one anyway. Playing a game with missing textures and which crashes all the time is just pointless. Tried the leaked game and im glad ive still got it on pre order as I'll enjoy the proper thing much more.
johnnyboy700 14th February 2011, 12:40 Quote
When Gears of War 2 was being fininshed the developers said that they wouldn't release it for the PC as anyone who had a rig powerful enough to play the game would obviously pirate it anyway - cheeky f****rs!
Bayaz 14th February 2011, 12:45 Quote
Crysis is having a crysis
Woodspoon 14th February 2011, 12:46 Quote
It was leaked.
To build up pre release hype and to blame any bad sales on piracy.
lacuna 14th February 2011, 12:47 Quote
It really doesn't matter how it got out ahead of schedule because the point has been unquestionably proved that piracy is a major problem in pc gaming. Its fairly evident that a lot of people have downloaded this, otherwise it wouldn't be all over the torrent sites and bear in mind that a game like this has a fairly high minimum spec that is aimed at the enthusiast PC and therefore PC gamers. Theres no taking the moral high ground here, it is the PC gaming group that are downloading this game. If the conspiracy theorists are correct and this game has been leaked in order to prove that the PC is too insecure to develop for then good work for falling into their trap
Necrow 14th February 2011, 13:17 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodspoon
It was leaked.
To build up pre release hype and to blame any bad sales on piracy.

+ 1

Question for EA/Crytek: What will entice the younger and poorer kids to go and buy Crysis 2 on day of release?
Possible Answer: Maybe add some extra content or extra levels so it will be worth €60

@Mods
Should the Crysis 2 threads be renamed as "Crysis 2 Crisis" :)
iworld 14th February 2011, 13:23 Quote
I a sure people are still going to buy the game
GravitySmacked 14th February 2011, 13:30 Quote
I'll wait for the review and buy it if it sounds good. Not at all interested in downloading the leaked beta.

I agree with what others have said regarding their statement on piracy, don't blame PC gamers when it's been leaked.
the-beast 14th February 2011, 13:39 Quote
"We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on 22nd March" - Only if its released without any crappy online only DRM!!!, otherwise it will be boycotted by me at the very least.

Still waiting for Crysis warhead to be released without the crappy online DRM!
kylew 14th February 2011, 13:46 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baggpuss
Tbh, if someone is quite happy to play the buggy dev build that was leaked chances are they wernt gonna get the retail one anyway. Playing a game with missing textures and which crashes all the time is just pointless. Tried the leaked game and im glad ive still got it on pre order as I'll enjoy the proper thing much more.


How have you came to this conclusion? :? How do you know some people aren't so interested in it, that they've downloaded it to just have a mess about? Especially considering it also includes the editor.
kylew 14th February 2011, 13:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacuna
It really doesn't matter how it got out ahead of schedule because the point has been unquestionably proved that piracy is a major problem in pc gaming. Its fairly evident that a lot of people have downloaded this, otherwise it wouldn't be all over the torrent sites and bear in mind that a game like this has a fairly high minimum spec that is aimed at the enthusiast PC and therefore PC gamers. Theres no taking the moral high ground here, it is the PC gaming group that are downloading this game. If the conspiracy theorists are correct and this game has been leaked in order to prove that the PC is too insecure to develop for then good work for falling into their trap

The fact that people are downloading it doesn't mean that people aren't going to buy it, it's not out yet is it? People have the option of having a taste of it now, and they're doing so, not "instead of buying it" because you can't yet. You also haven't addressed the issue that it's been leaked in the first place, and some how you think that piracy is the main issue here, and not the fact that some one from Crytek or EA have leaked the game themselves.
fingerbob69 14th February 2011, 13:59 Quote
"Especially considering it also includes the editor"

Are we like ly to see modded maps in multiplayer? Colud this not end up being a good thing?

And while piracy is to be frowned upon, this began with a leak from Crytek/EA ...don't go blaming the PC community for this one folks!
kylew 14th February 2011, 14:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fingerbob69
"Especially considering it also includes the editor"

Are we like ly to see modded maps in multiplayer? Colud this not end up being a good thing?

And while piracy is to be frowned upon, this began with a leak from Crytek/EA ...don't go blaming the PC community for this one folks!

I don't see why not, the editor is there and seems to be fully functional. I've downloaded the leak, and spent far more time playing with the editor than trying to play the game, which wasn't my intention in the first place anyway.
Doctor Hades 14th February 2011, 14:43 Quote
Got to agree with others here that the real culprit is the person(s) who leaked this beta build in the first place,. This build is apparently an internal build going by the YouTube videos so that likely means it was leaked by someone at EA, Crytek or someone doing a preview for a website or magazine. I hope that means it can be traced and that the person(s) responsible will be punished.

It's all very well asking people not to download it but if security had been tighter and a PC demo already available (as it is for the Xbox 360) then perhaps the temptation wouldn't have been there in the first place. I'm itching to play this game but I won't download this beta as I don't want to it to spoil playing the full release in March. A playable demo of the multiplayer mode, sooner rather than latter, would be nice though.
jrs77 14th February 2011, 14:47 Quote
EA has not released a single game during the last 10 years (besides their sports- and racing-games which are better played on a console to start with) that would've been worth buying.

Blaming piracy is really the last thing you should do, if you constantly release crappy games that are simply not worth buying.
Glix 14th February 2011, 15:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by the-beast
"We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on 22nd March" - Only if its released without any crappy online only DRM!!!, otherwise it will be boycotted by me at the very least.

Still waiting for Crysis warhead to be released without the crappy online DRM!

There was a exe released by EA in a buried support page without the DRM. I was chuffed to say the least since my pc wasn't connected to the internet during launch.
Xir 14th February 2011, 15:35 Quote
Meh, why download a beta?
I'll wait for the Steam-Sale Dec.2012 :D
[USRF]Obiwan 14th February 2011, 16:03 Quote
Quote:

Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on 22nd March.

I am more and more a believer that they leaked it them selfs only to get more souls to buy it on the 22nd of march.
tristanperry 14th February 2011, 16:20 Quote
Jeez, I thought it was predominantly individuals who blame everybody else for their own problems (the bankers, the Government, lack of time, lack of money, there's so much 'good' stuff on TV I couldn't possibly achieve anything in life so I'll give out an equally trivial excuse, etc etc).

But Crytek having lax security and thus possible losing millions due to their own failings, and instantly trying to deflect by blaming everybody else?

Fail.

The fact that they instantly moved to blame piracy does IMO suggest that this was an intentional leak to give Crytek a basis to start moving away from the PC market. Either that or they're just a crappy company.

Either way, I now have little sympathy for Crytek considering their poor response to this leak.
Waynio 14th February 2011, 16:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
Tell you what if its any good i'll buy it. I've not downloaded don't have time to play my back log from the steam sales. But if C2 is any good you've got a sale if its shody don't blame piracy... Deal?

:) Same here & agreed.
Paradigm Shifter 14th February 2011, 17:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glix
There was a exe released by EA in a buried support page without the DRM. I was chuffed to say the least since my pc wasn't connected to the internet during launch.

Link please?
Project_Nightmare 14th February 2011, 17:44 Quote
Piracy reduces game rentals, not game sales.

Therefore why are you complaining? Also I agree, have better security to stop leaks.
sausages 14th February 2011, 18:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Project_Nightmare
Piracy reduces game rentals, not game sales.

No
Grape Flavor 14th February 2011, 18:33 Quote
Placing the responsibility on Crytek for "poor security" is just another deflection of responsibility.

"You see, officer, it's not my fault for accepting this knowingly stolen cash, because it was a bank employee who stuffed it in his pockets before passing it on to me. Therefore it was the banks' own fault and I can't be held responsible!"

Yeah, yeah I've heard the piracy != theft, the point is, you are explaining your collusion in a crime by poiniting out that, in your defense, the crime was an inside job? How does that make any sense again?

The upload was obviously not approved by Crytek*. How the hell does the identity of the uploader affect the morality of piracy? If some disgruntled janitor went into a movie studio office and uploaded a film, does that make the pirated copies of the film legit? I'd say LESS so than a user uploader - after all, a user bought at least ONE copy rather than stealing/pirating the thing from the very start.

*No, they don't need an "excuse" to exit PC gaming. They can already do whatever they want. It would have been much cheaper to just not develop a PC version like with Halo or Gears of War. No company is going to waste millions for some PR stunt, to give an "excuse" to PC gamers. That fact that many find this even plausible speaks to the conceit and entitlement on their part, that they think a company is going to waste that kind of resources in a futile attempt to satisfy their fickle and selfish whims. The world doesn't revolve around you.
Grape Flavor 14th February 2011, 18:53 Quote
deleted
pingu666 14th February 2011, 22:58 Quote
i can only see sense in downloading it for the editor, and having a look at the graphics etc, or if your a massive cyrsis fan
VoiceHorn 15th February 2011, 03:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GravitySmacked
I agree with what others have said regarding their statement on piracy, don't blame PC gamers when it's been leaked.

Ok I will just blame the people who have downloaded it illegally. Oops, that's PC gamers. There is no justification for illegally downloading this that doesn't fall flat on its face at the first hint of scrutiny. Crytek aren't perfect, and their games certainly aren't perfect but I for one am reluctant to give them another reason to stop developing for the platform. They have been one of the few developers willing to push the limits of the hardware rather than relying on old outdated consoles. Seeing as how we are not swimming in other options I would prefer if they stuck around on our side for a while. I don't want to wait to play their game and I don't want to wait to dick around with the editor, but I will. The whole situation honestly saddens me.
Cthippo 15th February 2011, 04:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tristanperry

The fact that they instantly moved to blame piracy does IMO suggest that this was an intentional leak to give Crytek a basis to start moving away from the PC market. Either that or they're just a crappy company.

Won't happen.

What the developers want is to be able to make one product and sell it across all platforms, preferably selling multiple copies to each customer. They'll never do another PC exclusive, but as long as they can still make some money selling PC copies they will. They'll also keep blaming piracy for everything since their product is so obviously perfect.
LordPyrinc 15th February 2011, 05:14 Quote
There are many types of gamers in this scenario:

Gamers who will buy the game that have never heard of the leak.

Gamers who will buy the game that have heard of the leak, but they chose not to download a buggy/unfinished game.

Gamers who will buy the game that have heard of the leak, but they chose not to download on the basis of morals. These gamers are anti-opportunist.. oops, I mean... anti-piracy.

Gamers who will buy the game after downloading the leaked version and after playing decide that a finished copy is worth the money.

Gamers who will download the leaked game and decided that it isn't worth paying the money for a finished copy of the game.

Gamers who will download the leaked game with no intention of ever buying the game. These gamers could be pirates or just people that don't have the $$ to spend on a game.

Out of all the above scenarios... I still think actual sales will reflect the quality of the game. The whole argument that the company lost revenue due to pirating is really getting old. Leaked or not... you are going to have people that purchase the game because its worth the money and others who wont. Deal with it.
Volund 15th February 2011, 05:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by VoiceHorn
Ok I will just blame the people who have downloaded it illegally. Oops, that's PC gamers.

And if it had been one of the console versions, it would have been downloaded illegally too. Just look at the Killzone leak....
Quote:
Originally Posted by grapeflavor
Placing the responsibility on Crytek for "poor security" is just another deflection of responsibility.

From where I'm sitting, it seems like a perfectly valid point that if Crytek (or whoever working with them) had not allowed the the game leak, this WHOLE THING wouldn't be blowing up like it is right now.... They DO share a portion of the blame. Sure, if we lived in a perfect world, no one would have downloaded it, but we don't.
Elton 15th February 2011, 07:08 Quote
Killzone leak.

That and saying piracy causing the leak of your demo is akin to saying it was your neighbor who lost your dog when you let it out.
Cthippo 15th February 2011, 07:52 Quote
I doubt any of it really matters. Except for a few people who would have bought the game and are now going to play the pirated version, decide it sucks, and not buy the full version, I can't see this making any difference. Those who were going to buy it will still buy it and those who were going to download it are just going to get it a few weeks earlier. Some of the hardcore fans may get impatient and download it first, but I suspect most of them will still purchase it in the end. Can we please put this tempest back in it's teapot and move on with life?
steveo_mcg 15th February 2011, 09:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
snip.

you forgot gamers who don't download it wait for the review/demo and don't buy it because its guff.
PQuiff 15th February 2011, 10:46 Quote
Cording to the feedback from the demo crysis 2 is a bit meh! Think crytek have been coasting on stunning graphics for a while and forgetting about game play. I await the bit tech review.

ill be waiting till it drops in price.

As for piracy. Its always gonna happen. Get over it and make the game better so we have to buy it to play online or co op.
VoiceHorn 17th February 2011, 06:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volund
And if it had been one of the console versions, it would have been downloaded illegally too. Just look at the Killzone leak....

Well, that's completely irrelevant now isn't it, because that's NOT what happened. When it is illegally released on consoles then yes you can blame THOSE console owners who download it too. As of now, the PC version is leaked. PC Gamers are illegally downloading it. PC gamers are to blame.
Cthippo 17th February 2011, 07:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by VoiceHorn
I swear talking to someone who is trying to justify piracy, or whatever the hell you want to call illegally downloading someone elses ip, is like talking to a door knob....with down syndrome.

Insulting people who disagree with you is not appreciated round here, mmmmkay?
Bindibadgi 17th February 2011, 15:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by VoiceHorn
Well, that's completely irrelevant now isn't it, because that's NOT what happened. When it is illegally released on consoles then yes you can blame THOSE console owners who download it too. As of now, the PC version is leaked. PC Gamers are illegally downloading it. PC gamers are to blame.

Flaming others is not acceptable here.
thehippoz 18th February 2011, 04:00 Quote
I haven't been keeping up with what's out lately.. might have to play it to see what's up- the editor sounds like fun

maybe there will be player made maps made by release.. bought the first crysis for 50 bucks on release.. probably buy this one too if it's not console catering

like the new marvel vs capcom.. talk about button smashing your way to a win.. I was owning up at best buys earlier though xD too easy

if it's anything like that.. and gunsmith isn't making videos because it sucks so bad- why would you buy that
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums