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I Am Alive Probably Won't Be Released On PC Due To Piracy Concerns

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Posted November 23, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich


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I Am Alive

I Am Alive probably won't be released on the PC platform due to piracy concerns, according to the game's creative director, Stanislas Mettra. The Ubisoft dev is worried the PC market won't pay for the game. 

"We've heard loud and clear that PC gamers are bitching about there being no version for them," he said. "But are these people just making noise just because there's no version or because it's a game they actually want to play? Would they buy it if we made it?"

"It's hard because there's so much piracy and so few people are paying for PC games that we have to precisely weigh it up against the cost of making it. Perhaps, it will only take 12 guys three months to port the game to PC, it's not a massive cost but it's still a cost. If only 50,000 people buy the game then it's not worth it."

I imagine this is a concern for most developers when they are deciding which platforms they should make their games for. I've never pirated a PC game, since I've always appreciated Steam's service, and I am happy to support the games I like. But if PC game piracy is as much of as a concern as this guys says, I get why they might be apprehensive to develop for the PC. While I may "get it" from a business stand point, it still sucks to alienate part of your audience.

If I Am Alive came out on the PC, would you buy it?

Source: incgamers

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