In an interview with PC Play Magazine, when asked about the current state of PC gaming, Crytek president Cevat Terli said:
“We are suffering currently from the huge piracy that is encompassing Crysis. We seem to lead the charts in piracy by a large margin, a chart leading that is not desirable. I believe that’s the core problem of PC Gaming, piracy. To the degree PC Gamers that pirate games inherently destroy the platform. Similar games on consoles sell factors of 4-5 more. It was a big lesson for us and I believe we wont have PC exclusives as we did with Crysis in future. We are going to support PC, but not exclusive anymore.”
Plenty of other PC game developers have raised the same complaint about piracy. You’ll recall that THQ chimed in a couple months ago and Gears of War developer Epic Games announced that it’ll be going console-only from now on.