A leak of Gears of War: Judgement found its way online last night, and Microsoft is none too pleased. You know what that means: the banhammer cometh. Or “vigorous action,” officially. Any way you slice it, Microsoft ain’t playin’ when it comes to their money.
The official MS statement on the leak warns:
This mirrors last year’s mass banning in the wake of Halo 4‘s leak. As pirated copies surfaced before the official release, more and more people were denied access to XBox Live. But heck, Microsoft was banning just for the fun of it, after a while.
Related to the leak or not, Microsoft’s stock did drop by a whole 21 cents this morning, but quickly recovered.