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id Software on Games for Windows

Veteran developer id Software believes that Microsoft's Games for Windows campaign will play an important role in protecting PC developers against piracy and ensuring a better experience for the end user.

"Some people say it's a little too Big-Brotherish, but it's a legitimate progression of making the PC feel more - not like a console, but like a closed system," id's lead designer Tim Willits told GamesIndustry.biz in an exclusive interview published today.

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ShiftyLookingCow3714d ago

those comments are interesting, I didn't expect that from id. Piracy is understandably a big issue for them.

machine_B3714d ago

How is forcing gamers to pay $40 a year to play games online good for the industry, excepting making an already over-sized corporation more wealthy.

PS360WII3714d ago

Yea I think id is just jumping on the Games for Windows boat cuz Epic isn't so keen on it yet, so they're trying to get a heads up... will it pan out is the question

Rooted_Dust3714d ago

Sadly to say but ID Software is now MS's [email protected] What exactly is the benefit of a closed system? Less Piracy? PC games alrady have Product ID codes, which is more protection than consoles have. PC's have always been an open platform for gamers and I see no reason why that should change. I have never torrented or downloaded any new games, I've only ever emulated NES, SNES, and Sega games.