Fable 3 dev: PC piracy "less problematic than second-hand sales on the XBox"
A Lionhead developer has voicing his thoughts on piracy, saying that he sees second hand sales on consoles as a bigger problem than piracy on PC. "There are a lot of honest people out there," he says, "if they like your game they'll buy it."
Fable 3 lead combat designer Mike West made the comments to Eurogamer, saying that "piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox."
"I've been working on PC games for many years and piracy is always a problem," he adds. "The pirates, whatever you do on whatever system, they will crack it.
"It might take no time... I think the longest it's taken to happen is two days. Someone will crack it somewhere and there's not much you can do about it."
"Unless you sit down and meet a pirate face to face and have a conversation about what it does, I don't think anything will stop them."
Though West admits that piracy is a problem, he's optimistic about Fable 3's release on PC this week, saying that any profits made from the PC version of the game will be "a bonus."