Submitted by kagon01 1221d ago | interview

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:" (Crysis 3, Crytek, EA, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Amazingmrbrock  +   1221d 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.
Fylus  +   1221d ago
Crytek? More like CryBabies.
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1220d ago
Oh god, I cringed. Funny though, in a childish way.
faysal  +   1221d ago
lol they saw people bashing them after the comment and now they say it wasn't serious? SERIOUSLY?
Tachyon_Nova  +   1221d 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.
faysal  +   1220d 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.
GamingPerson  +   1221d ago
"Apologies running in real time! Will be better on PC!" - Crytek
ninjahunter  +   1221d ago
Now thats some AI! Now with self advertising abilities, may contain bugs.
Baka-akaB  +   1221d ago
F U already crytek . Seriously
ChunkyLover53  +   1221d 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-akaB  +   1221d ago
I have a feeling it's one of this instance both could easily be cooperating and striking deals , in secret .
mike1up  +   1220d ago
Nobody will have to pull the trigger, they'll sit back and let digital distribution do it for them.
ChunkyLover53  +   1220d 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.
NYC_Gamer  +   1221d ago
Crytek=full of bull crap....
Dr Face Doctor  +   1221d ago
Riiiiight. You EA devs love to sprout up controversy but when the shit hits the fan you always back down. I'm not sure if it's more disappointing that you actually sided with anti-used games systems or that you didn't have the balls to see this opinion through.
Tachyon_Nova  +   1221d ago
They actually aren't an EA dev. If you weren't talking "shit" yourself, then you would know that they are independent, and indeed are currently making games for EA, THQ, Microsoft and another game with Tencent games in China.

Like I said above, since when does one guy having an on the spot opinion mean that that opinion must be the entire companies stance from then on? He isn't even one of the company leaders ffs.
-Gespenst-  +   1221d ago
They definitely were.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1221d ago
liquidhalos  +   1221d ago
Screw you crytek, spend more time innovating and less time gauging how best to screw us gamers over. Maybe, just maybe if games were given the "HOLY SHIT YES" wow factor we wouldn't be able to wait for second hand releases hitting the shelves and we would all buy new on day 1... But...... you don't, you just rehash, reskin and rebox the same thing and expect top dollar. BTW thanks for the second hand crysis 2, it cost me a whole 4 bucks, none of which you will ever see.

Rant over, greedy devs piss me off :P
Gamer-Z  +   1221d ago
Shut up Crytek
ThichQuangDuck  +   1221d ago
Crytek, make Timesplitters 4 after Crysis 3.... Seriously
stuntman_mike  +   1221d ago
again they are backtracking. seriously they make excellent games but they should learn to control the crap that comes out of thier employee's mouth a bit better.
Tyre  +   1221d ago
This is what deserves hate from gamers, used games should be usable in the NextGen...blockin them is not awesome. Retracting the awesome statement is lame Crytek, i'm dissapointed. Why cripple the 2nd hand market? fight piracy not used games. Reselling/buying games is our right. Just like any other product.
MRMagoo123  +   1220d ago
Making it so we cant use second hand games would just make more ppl pirate i feel
madjedi  +   1220d ago
Sorry despite nova's damage control attempt, he(the dev) didn't sound like he was joking at all, it doesn't matter if one idiots opinion does not reflect the entire upper management.

The damage is done, a half assed retraction a week later, isn't going to help alleviate gamers negative opinion on crytek's intentions.

Well we know where half of the anonymous disagrees came from. Odd how he doesn't condemn the statement even once here.
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Jovahkiin  +   1220d ago
Crytek's on damage control now it seems.
DevilishSix  +   1220d ago
Just because someone makes games doen't mean their not stupid
Slamming used console game industry because of PC piracy is stupid and that is what he did. They need to address the PC platform not consoles.

Also his comment about other software not having this problem is stupid also, since software appilcations are constantly pirated and further more comparing a game with a few hours of usability to other software that maybe used for 100's of hours to years is also stupid.

Bottomline, he should have not said a word.
PersonMan  +   1220d ago
So is he saying that by buying used games, you might as well pirate it because it's basically the same thing?

Dang, I might as well just pirate my games from now on... oh wait, I have a PS3.
Ck1x  +   1220d ago
Well the creative director at Crytek that said this is just an idiot! This guy has been quoted over probably the last month and a half saying some pretty off the wall things about every company relevant in the videogame industry just about... Sony or Microsoft probably put some legal pressures on shutting this guy up or something because he's been way out of line

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