Microsoft promises "vigorous action" against those individuals who downloaded a pirated version of Gears of War: Judgment. The complete copy of Gears of War: Judgment appeared on internet torrent sites overnight and some decided to download it and play it (some played it online as well), much to the dismay of Microsoft.
"We are aware of isolated cases in which Gears of War: Judgment content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately," a Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer this morning.
"Consumers should be aware that piracy is illegal and we take vigorous action against illegal activity related to our products and services."
Similar to how it handled the early leak of Halo 4 online, Microsoft promised a lifetime ban for those player accounts that have been found to be playing the game early.
The game is set for release in late March.