A development version of Gears of War 3 was leaked onto torrent sites a few days ago, you may have noticed from a sudden influx of gameplay videos all over the web. Needless to say, those wishing to avoid campaign spoilers may want to cautious when combing the net for the next little while (for the record: we won’t be posting any spoileriffic videos or info).
As for who leaked the game, Epic Games and Microsoft are on the case.
Next to warning that the code in the wild doesn’t do the final game justice, the companies are “working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation,” according to an official statement on the matter.
“This content is not from a final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches worldwide on 20th September 2011.”
Last year another giant Xbox 360 exclusive, Halo: Reach, was reportedly obtained via XBL Marketplace where it was available for review purposes. The group who managed to grab it chose not to distribute it however.