Referring to the massive pirate fest that was Crysis 2, developer Crytek has said consumers want to play the studio's titles, but "they just don't want to buy them." The statement comes as a response to Friday's remarks regarding used games.
Crytek's senior creative director Rasmus Højengaard told PC Gamer:
"It’s unfortunate that you don’t win any awards for most downloaded game. Certainly people apparently really want to play our games, they just don’t want to buy them."
Crysis 2 was the most pirated title of 2011 with nearly four million illegal downloads due to an early build's leak a month before the shooter's launch. To combat piracy for the game's successor, Crysis 3, Crytek will carry out whatever measures they're capable of, but they've yet to decide the exact anti-piracy methods they'll take.
Crysis 3, which was recently shown in its debut gameplay trailer, is currently scheduled for a release during the spring of 2013 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.