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Crytek Says Comments about Next-Gen Consoles Blocking Used Games Weren't 'Serious'

"You may recall that Crytek director of creative development Rasmus Hojengaard said last week that a next-generation console that was capable of blocking the use of used games would be "awesome." This week the studio is backing away from that statement after fans gave them a piece of their mind. Hojengaard said the following when asked about such a console last week during the conclusion of this C&VG interview:"

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Amazingmrbrock1546d ago

Wupish wupish (whipping sound).

A little bit of backlash and they change their mind.

I do prefer the stance of not screwing people but it would be nice if we didn't have to go "hey wtf!?" for them to realise.

Fylus1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

Crytek? More like CryBabies.

deep_fried_bum_cake1546d ago

Oh god, I cringed. Funny though, in a childish way.

faysal1546d ago

lol they saw people bashing them after the comment and now they say it wasn't serious? SERIOUSLY?

Tachyon_Nova1546d ago

More like the original interviewee who made the anti used games comment was only one Crytek employee, not even one of the big bosses, and so his opinion doesn't reflect that of the entire organisation.

faysal1546d ago

well the one employee needs to be more care full next time cz he should have known this is going on the net and people here would take it as the word of the whole company rather then just one person. but tbh i personally think its the word of crytek cz if you ran a company and used game gain you no money then of course they would want it to stop so they get to sell there copy of the game.

GamingPerson1546d ago

"Apologies running in real time! Will be better on PC!" - Crytek

ninjahunter1546d ago

Now thats some AI! Now with self advertising abilities, may contain bugs.

Baka-akaB1546d ago

F U already crytek . Seriously

ChunkyLover531546d ago

Sounds like someone cracked down on them, probably Sony or Microsoft or both.
I'm sure the industry really wants to block used games, but who will be daring enough to pull the trigger first?

Baka-akaB1546d ago

I have a feeling it's one of this instance both could easily be cooperating and striking deals , in secret .

mike1up1546d ago

Nobody will have to pull the trigger, they'll sit back and let digital distribution do it for them.

ChunkyLover531546d ago

I honestly don't see when that will happen. Games are getting larger and people seem to be okay with digital music, but as we've seen with the PSPGO, gamers want physical media.

Throw in the fact that the average download speed in America is less than 10mbp and its easy to see why digital wont be happening anytime soon. I happen to also have a bandwidth limit of 150 gigs a month. Turns out Netflix, Hulu and even Youtube take up my overall bandwidth. I don't think I'd be able to game on a digital only basis.

Also, for the first time ever in 2011, digital music outsold physical CD's, but they are still going to make CD's because there are millions of people that buy that format.

I am sure they will offer both choices for a long time to come, it just makes sense. We definitely don't have to worry about digital only or locking out used games in the upcoming console generation in my opinion.

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