Wolfenstein Was Both Loved And Hated By Pirates

Wolfenstein's digital version on PC is a monstrous 43GB download. If you thought that was an inconvenience for people using Steam's servers, spare a thought (or a laugh) for those trying to illegally download the game.

TorrentFreak has taken a look at the comments sections of some piracy links and come up with a few interesting observations. The first is that waiting for 43GB to download via torrents was not something pirates were very pleased with.

"43GB? holy fuck," one wrote, while another despairs "I have to uninstall like 10 games to play this shit!!"

My heart bleeds.

Perhaps more constructively, there were also anecdotal reports of pirates giving up the long wait, and deciding to just buy the game (later, when it was on sale, of course).

Not that this was a widespread deterrent; for all the hardships, TF's study saw that around 100,000 people stuck it out and illegally downloaded the game anyway.

HUGE WOLFENSTEIN DOWNLOAD INFURIATES BUT DOESN'T DETER PIRATES [TorrentFreak, via Game Politics]