An unfinished version of Gears of War 3 has found its way on to the internet and has been downloaded as a torrent by many eager gamers.
But before all you Gears fans rush to find it, Microsoft and Epic Games have announced that the full campaign and multiplayer that has been leaked is at a very early build point that is very buggy and will most likely only disappoint fans at this point in time.
Despite these warnings many people have found, downloaded and played the full campaign, so any fans that want to stay spoiler free until the confirmed release date on September the 20th for the US, Europe, Australia and Japan should surf carefully.
In a joint statement, Epic Games and Microsoft said: “We have seen the reports of Gears of War 3 content being propped on the Web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation.
“This content is not from the final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches worldwide on the 20th of September 2011”
Gears of War 3 is not the first game to be leaked early recently and joins Crysis 2 and Killzone 3 who suffered a similar premature release, although the leak concerning these two games came much closer to their official release.
Gears 3 is still 2 and a half months away from release, so Microsoft’s claim of the game still being in early build can easily be believed.