Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 06:45 GMT
Report – Crysis 2 tops 2011 piracy chart at 4m downloads
Here’s an award Crytek and EA are probably less than happy about.
In its annual report, TorrentFreak noted users downloaded a pirated version of Crysis 2 over 4 million times during 2011.
An out of date, incomplete build of Crysis 2 hit torrent sites a good month before its release in March 2011, but the site reports pirating of Crytek’s sequel significantly increased once the retail version became available.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took second place with 3,650,000 downloads, with Battlefield 3 in third at 3,510,000.
Other interesting snippets from the report include Gears of War 3 as the top pirated Xbox 360 title – another leak victim – with 890,000 downloads, and the huge discrepancy between platforms; the PlayStation 3 didn’t make it onto any of the top ten lists, despite its root key leak early in the year.