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Crysis 2: Crytek defends DRM

"What are we supposed to do?"

Crysis 2 maker Crytek has defended the use of digital rights management in its games, claiming most fail to notice it.

"I know there's a lot of negative feelings toward DRM," executive producer Natham Camarillo told GameShark. "But, I mean, what are we supposed to do? The actions of a few are causing maybe a mild inconvenience for others.

"If I'm playing a game and it has DRM on it, do I notice? Not really. I just know that there's something going on, but doesn't really enhance my play experience. So, it's something that we'll have to look at in the future."

Crytek suffered the leak online of a one-month old build of Crysis 2 months before launch.

Crytek and publisher EA responded with a joint statement: "Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community."

While most game publishers agree that piracy seriously harms PC game sales, the PC Gaming Alliance believes piracy is actually on the decline.

Last week Saints Row and Red Faction developer Volition told Eurogamer making PC versions of its multiplatform games is still worth the time and money required – despite the threat of piracy.

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