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Old 29 January 2015, 14:47   #154
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Originally Posted by john1979 View Post
"Did piracy damage livelihoods, reduce motivation to develop for the platform, and encourage developers to go elsewhere?" Yes, I think it did.
Originally Posted by Hewitson View Post
I wouldn't say it encouraged developers to go elsewhere. How many developers abandoned the Playstation because of piracy? My guess would be zero.
Or the PC. I think that it's the user base and the resulting sales that interest publishers/developers. That means that the users go first and then games stop being developed for a platform. Piracy was very strong around 1990 on the Amiga, but that didn't stop people from developing games for it. I'm not saying that piracy has no influence on the sales of games on a platform, but I don't think it has a significant influence.
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