Sports Interactive has revealed in an interview with MCV that its Football Manager 2013 game has benefited everyone thanks to it anti-piracy measures.
The studio’s head Miles Jacobson said:
“With the measures that we used last year, the game wasn’t pirated for two weeks. The extra sales that we got in that time has helped us to get the new members of staff this year. If we can hold another, three, four weeks, as long as we can really, it will benefit the retailers and ourselves and ultimately, the consumer as well. If we do much better this year, we’ll be investing that back into the studio, take on more people to be able to do more features.”
He has added that the game’s anti-piracy system has yet to cracked. It’s likely the game will eventually be pirated, although it’s great to know both consumers and the developer have benefited from the extra sales the game has been receiving from its first two weeks on sale.