The last few months have seen a big jump in piracy among AAA games. Where previously games like FIFA would takes years to get cracked and pirated across torrent sites, lately most AAA games are being cracked within days if not hours of launch. Denuvo’s effectiveness has been brought into question multiple times. Things have gotten so dire that Bethesda actually dropped Denuvo from The Evil Within 2 just a few days before launch.
Right now, Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ game files have already been uploaded to torrent sites, waiting to be cracked. This is definitely bad news for developers and publishers, and the industry at large. It had seemed like piracy had been on a decline back in 2014-16, but this year it looks like it’s back in full swing. This also comes amidst news of big publishers moving away from AAA single player games. With piracy this rampant, it only makes sense for developers to make multiplayer focused games or games as a service.
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The most of us buy games, but we don’t love games without detailed demo and we don’t love games with security software which spies on us, affects the system performance and and makes modifying in Games like The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim useless, when the company patch the game always after a good mod like in GTA V!
We all see what it happens with “The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt” from CD Projekt Red – it’s a successful and well-sold game.
We reserve the right to cheat in multiplayer titles, but we do not shrink from sharing games when it comes to show a game to someone. We remember the times, when we are still sitting together in the room and could enjoy games with each other, without the big finger pointing at some one, at this time the world was still in order.
A high on the developers, a high on the fan community!
Piracy doesn’t hurt sales, it has been proved by the study carried over in 2014, and censored, end of the question, people that can buy the game, will buy it, and ppl that can’t, won’t. Period.
Make the games less expensive and I’ll buy them, 60€ is a fcking absurd for a game that have an end….
When they start to release fully finished games and not half finished and then sell the other parts as DLC then people will cut down on piracy, they are getting £80= for a game because they sell it in parts, short story and little contents for £50+ then release more content of you pay more.
Kinda hard to buy 60 euro games on a 250-300 euro paycheck…So the torrents are the only viable method to play a game and not wait 2-3 YEARS for the price to drop down to an acceptable level… Poor people like to play video games as much as the rich ones… So screw the greedy developers!
Not everyone can afford to dish out the large price tags that nowadays AAA games come up with. There was once a time AAA games would cost just about $ 10-15 . Nowadays they go beyond $ 50. Not to mention the high system requirements needed to run these games for which gamers need to dish out more money. There is even a study that claims that piracy doesn’t negatively impact video game sales but instead has a positive impact on them because it allows gamers to experience the game and decide to purchase it if they like it. On the contrary today so many gamers are dishing out large amounts of money to preorder games, only to get disappointed upon release and with no way to get their money back. If games had reasonable affordable prices, people really would buy them instead of pirating. But because of the high price tags many that normally wouldn’t have had a problem with spending some money to buy it now think twice and decide to wait for the crack. Video game development which is an art form, has basically become a profiteering scheme.