It emerged over the weekend that a build of Crytek’s forthcoming sequel Crysis 2 has been leaked online. CEO of Crytek Cevat Yerli has now issued a statement about the leak.
Posted via the MyCrysis forums, Yerli wrote:
“As you all have heard by now, an early, incomplete build of Crysis 2 has been leaked online. While we are deeply disappointed by these events, we are all completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from you, our community.
Despite this unfortunate incident, we can assure you that PC gaming is very important to us and will always be important to Crytek in the future. We are all still focused on delivering a great gaming experience to our true and honest fans. I hope you will enjoy Crysis 2 on PC, as we think it is our best PC game yet!”
This is somewhat classier than EA’s immediate response, which was to “Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community.” Indeed, it’s lucky this kind of thing is a PC-only problem that never happens with console games.