Here is a good example of ignorance from game companies when it comes to piracy:
from game politics Crytek Looking at DRM after Crysis 2 Leak | GamePolitics
I personally think companies like Crytek need to realize that DRM is not going to stop their game from being pirated. This is very intriguing because no one is to blame except their own employees for the leak, why don't they realize that? DRM won't stop employees from leaking the game. What they instead should do is make sure this leak doesn't happen again. DRM is not going to help at all. Most games get their DRM cracked within a week, sometimes on the same exact day the game is released!Crysis 2 Executive Producer Nathan Camarillo admitted in a recent GameShark interview that Crytek is looking at digital rights management solution for its PC titles. This closer look at a DRM solution was initiated by the leak of the PC game earlier this year to file-sharing sites around the world.
"I know there's a lot of negative feelings toward DRM. But, I mean, what are we supposed to do? The actions of a few are causing maybe a mild inconvenience for others," Camarillo told GameShark.
"If I'm playing a game and it has DRM on it, do I notice? Not really. I just know that there's something going on, but doesn't really enhance (sic) my play experience. So, it's something that we'll have to look at in the future."
Expect Crysis 2 to use some sort of DRM solution when it is released this week. All we can hope for is that it isn't obnoxious.
I also think it's stupid that they blame the PC platform for piracy, when you can pirate PS3 and 360 games as well. Look at any torrent site for proof, there are lots of console copies for games available!
What do you guys think about DRM in general? What DRM solution do you think has a good balance of Piracy protection and being customer friendly? I personally like SteamWorks the most, because it doesn't require you to keep the disc, it automatically updates the game for you, you can check the integrity of your game cache (that has really helped me fix my games, much better than reinstalling the game completely!) The only downsides are that you need a internet connection and you must have steam running to play your games. But I think the pros outweigh the cons!