9:1 piracy rate
According to Sports Interactive, studio who made the Android version of Football Manager, the piracy levels on there 'are the worst' they've ever seen!
Football Manager Handheld is a Soccer management simulation game for mobile devices published by SEGA. Sports Interactive was in charge of it, including the Android version. According to their boss, Miles Jacobson, the piracy rate in there is the worst he has ever seen in his career in games.
Looks like the studio doesn't like Android at all:The Android version was released two weeks ago and has so far suffered a piracy rate of 9:1. The game typically suffers a 5:1 piracy rate.
"There’s no working copy protection on the platform currently, so it's pretty easy for someone to get it working," Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson told Eurogamer.
"The platform is also very popular in some countries where there's a larger piracy problem than in others."
Pretty bad luck for them! Do you think the same rate applies to all the games in there?"It hasn't hit the targets we require as yet," he added. "I'm still confident it will do over time, but it's really disappointing that there are so many people out there who love our work, and spend countless hours being entertained by it, but don't think we deserve to get paid for that entertainment.
"If it doesn't hit targets, then we won't be doing another one for the platform - that's a simple business decision though for a couple of months' time.
"We certainly hope to continue to support it - there are still lots of honest people out there who want games on their platform of choice, and we want to be able to provide that to them. So hopefully we still can!"
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