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Piracy on the PC hurt latest Capcom title
by David Stellmack on04 August 2008
DMC 4 for the PC cranks up piracy machine
At least one voice is speaking out at Capcom on the problems of piracy on the PC platform and how it has affected Devil May Cry 4 on the PC. According to Christian Svensson, the sales numbers indicate that Devil May Cry 4 isn’t doing as well as they would like on the PC, but they are only telling half the story.
The truth, according to Svensson, is that the game is “getting pirated to hell and back.” He believes that digital distribution would in part help it curb at least some of the piracy, but Capcom Japan has not allowed this.
While some Capcom titles are distributed using digital downloading, right now Capcom has not aggressively moved to this as one of the primary distribution avenues that the company uses for many titles. This is a stance that they may be rethinking if piracy of their products on the PC platform continues at the rate that they believe that it has.
The next title up for the PC platform is the remake of Bionic Commando, which is called Bionic Commando Rearmed and Capcom has planned wide digital distribution for this title. Bionic Commando Rearmed will first make its debut in the Xbox Live Arcade and then PC owners will get a chance to get in on the fun, as well.