Crysis 2: The Leakening

Crysis 2 Development Build leaked along with the master key for the game's online authentication system. The build contains a fully playable, nearly complete version of the game and the multiplayer component and is reportedly already seeing distribution through the usual channels. This comes 7 weeks before the game's official release date of March 22nd. [Via RPS]

  1. Guess they’re going to have to rebuild everything, release it a year late, and win every GOTY award.

  2. Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community

    Maybe your employees should stop leaking the product, it didn’t magically appear on torrent sites.

  3. Yes, well, maybe they should.

    For my part, I feel sympathy towards Crytech here. It’s going to shave a fair slice off their sales; not huge, because it’s pretty much the people who would have downloaded the finished game who will download this.

    But the real problem here is that this kind of thing will be used as justification for more draconian DRM schemes, for companies to stop developing for the PC, and for continued FUD in PC gaming. That hurts us, as consumers. That is why this is a Bad Thing, not EA losing a few bucks.

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