By now, many of your are probably knee-deep in hostile corporate take-overs thanks to the Syndicate reboot launching last week Friday. Developer Starbreeze has added a .nfo file to copies of their game in an attempt to poke fun at the piracy scene. Many cracked versions of pirated games contain .nfo files that act as calling-cards for the group or person responsible for cracking the game. In the piracy world, the files are for bragging rights and installation instructions.
Starbreeze’s .nfo file plays along the same lines and even recreates the company logo in ascii art. The file does, however, include bits of information that might (but sadly, totally won’t) persuade people to buy a legitimate copy of the game: “Over a hundred people spent several years of their lives making this game. If you like what you play, please consider purchasing it if you haven’t.”
There’s also a call to join the ranks of Starbreeze, with the .nfo file detailing the procedure for applying for a job with the development company. Perhaps they’re hoping to gain a few pirates to help them beef up security for their next game? You can see the file in its entirety here.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun