29 November 2011

The other side of the coin

 Today's topic? Piracy. Again!!

- Oh don't be like that -

Serious Sam 3 developer, Fork Parker, commented that Serious Sam 3 "combats piracy by being a fun, frantic game and offers wild ass 16-player campaign co-op."

And he has got more.

"Piracy is a problem and there is no denying that but the success of games like Skyrim and our own Serious Sam 3 on PC illustrates that there is clearly a market willing to pay for PC games," he said.

"It's on the developers and publishers to put something out on the market that's worth paying for in the first place. Those that place the blame on the consumer need to rethink the quality of their products and the frequency in which they shovel out derivative titles each year.

The other side of the equation is the distribution model. In games, we have amazing PC digital download services like Steam, Get Games and Direct2Drive doing the same thing for games that iTunes did for music. Offer the consumer a variety of great digital content at a reasonable price and the majority will happily pay for the games that suit their tastes."

So on one hand we got people that say "You pirate. You want a good game? Too bad. Here's a dumbed down version." On the other we get "You pirate? How about I lower the price and make sure the game is awesome?".

Oh and they emphasize the awesome part. A lot.

Of course that saying the game is great, and if it turns out great, doesn't guarantee that the game will sell. But being a prick, calling your costumers criminals and pirates sure as hell doesn't help.

So to you Mr. Parker.

1 comentários:

Anonymous said...

So true!

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