The great ideological struggles for Internet piracy seem long behind us, but the developers of the action RPG video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance have come up with a tactic to fight their pirate enemies that remind us of the old days recall. Instead of getting a seizure, developers monetize a pirate group's IP to create a new source of income.
Warhorse Studios released Kingdom Come: Deliverance in 2018 and has had great success with sales of approximately 2 million copies . As reported by TorrentFreak the game was pirated on torrent sites almost immediately after its release. This is how it works in the PC game industry – you live with it and hope that legitimate sales make everything worth it.
But Warhorse Studios found a clever way to use the torrent copies of its games by setting up an online store that sells metal posters. Reproductions of the NFO file included in the stream of its game is. Typically, video game torrents include an information file with installation instructions. Above all, it acts as a business card for the pirate behind the crack. It's like an artist signing his work. In this case, the pirate group Codex distributed copies of Kingdom Come: Deliverance online, and the Warhorse people blew up the signature image to display it at everyone's home. The metal-printed posters are available in various sizes and cost between $ 45 and $ 153.
This is a unique approach that Kingdom Come fans could offer a way to support the creators and make up for a little lost income. But what I like best is the opportunity to appreciate the ASCII art that pirates serve with their stolen goods. I have always admired the aesthetics of these files and the low-resolution keygens that come with torrent files. There's really no practical reason that this stuff always looks like it was made in 1994, but that's just the tradition and it goes on and on.
I've never touched the game before, and the boss of the studio seems like a total cock but I might consider this kind of approach to be a nice little option for fans to provide support to others , And I'm sure Codex is very happy that its credit is spread across IRL. If you really want to immerse yourself in the spirit of things, you can only ever print your own.