Video Game Developer Talks To Pirates: Realizes He Can Compete With Free
from the shocking dept
The good news is that the company is responding. It's swearing off DRM completely, reducing prices on some games and promising better demos. It's also exploring ways to make it more convenient to buy to avoid any "hassles" that users have in buying. It's nice to see someone realize that, rather than freaking out and trying to sue everyone, the proper response to "piracy" is to figure out how to better compete with it by decreasing inconveniences and giving people a reason to buy rather than pirate. So far, it appears that Positech is focusing mostly on that first issue (decreasing the annoyances). Hopefully it takes the second step also, giving people additional reasons to buy rather than pirate.