Early access contest winners crack and leak game's pre-release build

Erik Johnson
Early access contest winners crack and leak game's pre-release build

Upcoming FPS Modern Combat 5 has been cracked and uploaded onto multiple torrent websites ahead of its release.

The leak is due to a recently run contest by Gameloft that gave select players access to an early build. Polygon reports the developer/publisher has released a statement on the matter:

"Following the release of several pirated versions of Modern Combat 5 prior the release of the game, we have turned on our anti-piracy systems and now all illegitimate users on a non-official version have been incapacitated."

"Those who used this pirated version of the game just need to wait for the official game release which is on Thursday, July 24. We will continue to stay alert and respond adequately to all hacking attempts."

Gameloft community manager Florian Weber personally aired his frustration regarding the breach as well.

"As you can imagine I am really pissed off," Weber wrote. "To anybody who got MC5 already, shame on you! We are making games for you and all you can do is pirate them?”

"Anybody which is talking to me and shows in some way that he already has MC5 will get an instant ban. Seriously, this is why we can't have nice things."

Modern Combat 5 is set to launch later this week on iOS, Android and Windows 8.

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Tags: ios , android , windows 8 , gameloft , cracked , MCV USA , torrent piracy , Modern Combat 5

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