According to a new report from UK game developer trade group TIGA, developers in the region are adapting new business models and methods to deal with piracy. As part of a survey put to game develops about the hot button issue, TIGA asked game developers for their thoughts on piracy issues.
They found that 87 percent of those surveyed believe that adopting new business models to deal with piracy are a better option than introducing stricter enforcement. Around 57 percent of those surveyed said that piracy is having an effect on their businesses, but around 73 percent of overall respondents disagreed that people who have been identified as engaging in piracy should have their internet connections slowed or cut off.
Around 40 percent of those surveyed do believe that educating consumers on the effects of piracy on UK game developers and related businesses is still very important. Finally, around 37 percent of respondents said that in five years piracy may no longer be an issue anymore, due mostly to emerging business models like the free-to-play, and requiring online security checks for games or apps at varying intervals...