We love Minecraft and its creator Notch isn’t above throwing the virtual cat among the pixellated pigeons. He’s been talking at GDC and made some arguments that big game developers probably won’t like. He says: “Piracy is not theft. If you steal a car, the original is lost. If you copy a game, there are simply more of them in the world. There is no such thing as a ‘lost sale’. Is a bad review a lost sale? What about a missed ship date?”
Notch thinks pirates should be seen as potential customers and that frequently updated games like Minecraft keep them official better than bashing pirates. But is he right? Do you think piracy is killing gaming? Or should games companies simply work harder?
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