First off, I promise never to write a headline like that again. Following the leak of Crysis 2 onto torrent sites, Crytec has been working to reassure fans, and fans on the PC have been rabid for more information on the leak as well as what this means for their beloved platform.
Addressing diehard fans directly on the Crysis forums, Crytec CEO Cevat Yerli said:
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!
We appreciate all of your continued support, and look forward to playing online with you soon!
It’s a nice gesture, and Crytec’s long-time support of the PC can’t be discounted, but with the original Crysis being heavily pirated already, if Crysis 2 sees those same levels of theft, future Crytec support of the platform may be in question. At some point, Crytec will have to face the bottom line.