Encryption Chip Will End Piracy, Says Atari Founder

At yesterday’s Wedbush Morgan Securities conference, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell claimed that a stealth encryption chip will “absolutely stop piracy of [PC] gameplay.” “There is a stealth encryption chip called a TPM that is going on the motherboards of most of the computers that are coming out now,” explained Bushnell, according to a GamesIndustry report.

“What that says is that in the games business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in the encryption world–which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by giving away passwords–which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of the areas where piracy has been a real problem.” Piracy has been a hot-button issue in the PC gaming industry for some time now, with renowned PC developers such as Crytek, id, and Epic claiming that the high rate of pirated PC software forced them to put games on other platforms.

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