Infinity Ward is shocked by piracy: Also didn’t realize the sky was blue

Infinity Ward may know all about modern warfare, but that seems to be all it understands about the world we live in. Showing his naivity, a company rep admitted that PC piracy left Infinity Ward “blown away,” in a post titled: “They wonder why people don’t make PC games anymore.”

“… We pulled some disturbing numbers this past week about the amount of PC players currently playing multiplayer (which was fantastic) …

What wasn’t fantastic was the percentage of those numbers who were playing on stolen copies of the game on stolen / cracked CD keys of pirated copies (and that was only people playing online) …

… It blows me away at the amount of people willing to steal games (or anything) simply because it’s not physical or it’s on the safety of the internet to do.”

While I sympathize with Infinity Ward, it’s hardly surprising that this would happen. Piracy is as popular as sweets, and it’s hardly shocking to contemplate the idea that if a person can get something for free, they will do. Expecting customers to feel sorry for a faceless corporation is like expecting George Lucas to understand the backstory for his own franchise, it just doesn’t happen.

Besides which, as soon as games in the United Kingdom don’t cost twice as much as they should, I’ll start to find piracy a little more outrageous.

Jim Sterling