While some developers are cautious to approve of next-generation game console systems impeding the use of used games software, Crytek's director of creative development is not one of them. Speaking recently to Computer & Video Games, Rasmus Hojengaard said that he thought it was "weird" that second-hand gaming is allowed at all. He also thinks that next-generation systems rumored to block or stop the use of used games "would be absolutely awesome."
"From a business perspective that would be absolutely awesome," he told the publication. "It's weird that [second-hand] is still allowed because it doesn't work like that in any other software industries, so it would be great if they could somehow fix that issue as well."
He went on to say that the other market that has hurt his company is a more shadowy one: piracy. The PC version of Crysis 2 was illegally downloaded about four million times – a situation the company does not want to repeat with Crysis 3.
"We obviously want to avoid that this time, but even if we can convert 25 percent of those gamers into paying customers [you have an extra million sales]," Hojengaard said.
Source: GamesIndustry International