The Talos Principle users who obtain an illegal copy of the PC game are getting an unexpected punishment.
Users are reporting the game is trapping them in an elevator with noway out, according to the game’s Steam forum.
This isn’t a bug, but rather developer Croteam’s anti-piracy measure that also reportedly includes missing voice-overs and subtitles. The game’s publisher Devolver Digital tweeted about the Steam discussion, acknowledging Croteam’s ploy.
Croteam is no stranger to employing anti-piracy tactics. Pirated copies of Serious Sam 3: BFE included an immortal red scorpion that would kill players repeatedly.
Most recently, players of Ubisoft Montreal’s Far Cry 4 accidentally revealed they pirated copies of the game when the title’s director Alex Hutchinson revealed missing features of the game were anti-piracy measures in video games.
The Talos Principle is available now on Steam, and is coming to PlayStation 4 sometime in 2015.