In an interview with IGN, Crytek president Cevat Yerli says that for every legal copy of a PC game sold, there are 15 to 20 pirates copies.
“The other critique outside Crytek was the fact that the PC industry is really, at the moment, I would say the most intensely pirated market ever,” said Yerli.
“It’s crazy how the ratio between sales to piracy is probably 1 to 15 to 1 to 20 right now. For one sale there are 15 to 20 pirates and pirate versions, and that’s a big shame for the PC industry. I hope with Warhead I hope we improve the situation, but at the same time it may have an impact on [our] PC exclusivity in the future.”
Full Q&A through the link.
By Mike Bowden