The leaked build of Crysis 2 is both old and “really ugly”, according to producer Nathan Camarillo.
Speaking at The Guardian’s Gamesblog Live event, Camarillo said the illicit version doing the rounds is far from representative of the final product. The Average Gamer reports.
“That build was already from the middle of January,” he said.
“With 250 people working on a project, thousands of bugs get fixed in a heartbeat. So that version is like a really ugly version that we don’t want anyone to see.”
“Even if someone downloads it and plays it themselves they might make a bad decision based on the fact that there are so many bugs in it,” he added later. “‘Oh, there are so many bugs in the game I wanted to play. It’s so buggy, I’m not gonna buy it now.’”
The producer said the Crytek team were “horribly depressed” for several days following the leak, and disappointed that a series of marketing and in-game reveals had been derailed by the early build’s leak, spoiling the experience for the player.
“We had that problem with the original Crysis in that Crysis 1 was announced and then the date moved a few times, over and over and over again but meanwhile the marketing machine was going about promoting the game,” he explained.
“They just kept putting more and more videos up online and content out there. By the time people played it… they said ‘Aw, I saw this all already.’ It’s fun. It looked good. But you’d already experienced it.”
There’s plenty more good reading through the link above, as Camarillo expands on the problem of piracy and press reaction to it.