Beautiful Desolation has released on Steam on February 26th of 2020, featuring an isometric RPG in a post-apocalyptic world with puzzles, exploration, combat, and NPCs to make friends or foes of. The developers responsible for bringing Beautiful Desolation is a simple team of, as the name may imply, two brothers working together to bring new titles to gamers.
The Brotherhood has been watching the popularity of piracy in regards to their most recent game, and it has them in a bit of a fuss; Beautiful Desolation currently sits around 1,000 concurrent players on Steam; on torrent websites, however, they’re looking at roughly 50,000 pirates downloading and playing the game for free. It’s a bit confusing how they got that specific number of 50,000, as there’s nothing that they’ve uploaded in terms of evidence or anything that I’ve been able to find crawling through multiple websites.
Isometric RPG Beautiful Desolation Post An Interesting Appeal To Game Pirates
It smells of a marketing stunt, where TPB echoes the seemingly indifference of players in regards to the release of the game. Nonetheless, we’ll take this at face value to dive deeper into what The Brotherhood is claiming.
The standard reaction is exactly what happened; The Brotherhood looked at 50,000 torrented versions of their game (from some statistics that they claim to have), imagined that number of legitimate purchases, and become tremendously frustrated. Granted, assuming that every pirate ended up purchasing the title, that comes to a cool $1,000,000 that the developers are likely imagining how they’d spend, but the statement isn’t necessarily as cleanly cut and dry as that.
Many users view piracy as a means of trying before they buy, regardless of the legality; numerous bait & switches have been seen and implemented by developers in the past across the mediums of gaming. From the most egregious offender of mobile games to Steam and console trailers, it’s happened more often than many would prefer.