Yerli: Crytek sales to piracy ratio 1:15 or 1:20

By Mike, Saturday, 28 June 2008 15:35 GMT

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

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