Hundreds of Thousands Already Pirate Wolfenstein: The New Order
We have never seen pirates take on Nazis before, but there appears to be a lot of wrongdoing on both sides.
TorrentFreak reports that the PC edition of Wolfenstein: The New Order has already been pirated by over 100,000 people since its debut last week. What’s even more staggering is that these 100,000 pirates have successfully waded through a massive 43.75GB download in order to play the game. Factoring in those who must have seen the tremendous storage space needed to illegally download the game, then there was likely to have been an even higher number of people who were trying to pirate Wolfenstein.
It is believed that the game’s massive file size is due to uncompressed graphics textures that were purposely included in the PC version of the game in order to defer pirates from taking the time to download the game, forcing them legitimately buy it. Many torrent site comments tell the stories of pirates who abandoned the download for the sake of buying an official copy. Factoring in the small amount of users seeding the game (people who have already downloaded the full game but continue to upload it for others to download), torrent download speeds have been minimal for the whooping 43.75GB.
Nevertheless, we here at Arcade Sushi advocate against video game piracy — and piracy in general.