Competition Winner Leaks Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 on Multiple Torrent Websites
Gabriel Roşu / 5 years ago
Gameloft has apparently held a competition last week, offering fans a chance to grab a free, full copy of Modern Combat 5: Blackout which was ‘due’ to be released this Thursday. The company is now regretting its decision it seems.
One of the winners who received the game is said to have pirated and uploaded it to several torrent websites. The latest title of the developer’s mobile first-person shooting series is now up for grabs ahead of its release date. Thousands of people have apparently played it by now, having some of them even uploading videos of their gameplay on YouTube (but taken down shortly after).
“As you can imagine I am really pissed off,” was written by the company’s Facebook group community manager, Florian Weber. “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.” he added.
Although some may justify his response, others will just giggle and play on, enjoying their gameplay and probably making some “Yaarrr… I’m a pirate!” faces. Even so, Gameloft has apparently made the game available to only 3 contestants through promo codes, meaning that the culprit will be easy to find. The company has stated that they have even turned on anti-piracy systems and disabled illegal copies.