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Paradox Interactive has medicine against piracy
Paradox Interactive released the immensely popular Cities Skylines last week. Although 16% of the people playing the game used a pirated version (on the second day of release), the developers aren’t worried people won’t buy their game. They have a solution.
Shams Jorjani of Paradox explains: “Our plan for pirates is to make a great game even better through free updates – making it more convenient to use Steam instead.”
He continues: “It’s all about offering the superior service. That’s how we bring down piracy. By making the paid experience a superior one.”
It seems quite simple, make your product so much better that the pirated version is not interesting enough, despite it being free. Or come up with so many updates that pirates can’t keep up with uploading new versions.
Cities Skylines has sold 250.000 copies on the first day and it seems that the gaming community is embracing this game by the masses. There are already more than 10.000 mods available. Some player has even recreated Los Santos of GTA 5.
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