While Ubisoft is still complaining about all those greedy PC gamers that are pirating their games, Devolver’s CFO seems happy with Serious Sam 3’s sales so far and believes that PC gamers will definitely “pay for awesome”. Now we’ll be honest; it’s good to hear that Serious Sam 3 is selling well, even though it was released in a month that was bombarded by lots of PC releases. Still though, we believe that Devolver and Croteam chose the wrong month to release their little beauty.
“Serious Sam 3 combats piracy by being a fun, frantic game and offers wild ass 16-player campaign co-op. Gamers will pay for awesome.”
In addition, Destructoid went ahead and contacted Parker and here is what he had to say about the PC game piracy and Serious Sam 3’s sales:
“Piracy is a problem and there is no denying that but the success of games like Skyrim and our own Serious Sam 3 on PC illustrates that there is clearly a market willing to pay for PC games,” he said. “It’s on the developers and publishers to put something out on the market that’s worth paying for in the first place. Those that place the blame on the consumer need to rethink the quality of their products and the frequency in which they shovel out derivative titles each year.
“The other side of the equation is the distribution model. In games, we have amazing PC digital download services like Steam, Get Games and Direct2Drive doing the same thing for games that iTunes did for music. Offer the consumer a variety of great digital content at a reasonable price and the majority will happily pay for the games that suit their tastes.”
Last but not least, Devolver released a new video for Serious Sam 3 that can be viewed bellow. Enjoy!
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