13 September 2013 - 9:33am | posted by | 7 comments

Xbox 360 GTA V leaked onto torrent sites for illegal download

The last entry in the series was five years agoThe last entry in the series was five years ago

Grand Theft Auto V developed by Rockstar for the Xbox 360 has leaked onto torrent sites four days before its release despite the developer’s attempts to stamp out piracy.

The game, with an open-world larger than the title’s last three entries combined, is the most highly anticipated release of the year and the second most expensive piece of media content ever costing £170m - coming second to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’s £300m budget.

In response to the leak, Microsoft is banning the Xbox 360 accounts of individuals who are leaking video and picture content or playing the game early on Xbox Live.

Rockstar’s policy on the publication of copyrighted material from its games is: “No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes ‘early unboxing’ videos.”

Social media site Vine has been a safe haven for leaked footage as the six-second clips can be uploaded en mass and can be shared quickly.

The download contains two DVD image files that can be burned and played on flashed Xbox 360 consoles. The file was uploaded on the Pirate Bay torrent website this morning; several hours after exclusive torrent sites received it.

GTA V has received 2.5 million pre-orders ahead of the 17 September launch on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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13 Sep 2013 - 14:05
decgallacher
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PotC: AWE had a budget of 300 million dollars, not pounds. In sterling the budget would be more like £190m.

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14 Sep 2013 - 11:05
perrycooke123
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Thats really sad :p Rockstar worked for years on that game and people can't wait 3 more days till it comes out, idiots. I've been google searching the game pretty much every day for 3 monthes but I still wouldn't want to watch the leaked footage, its so disrespectful to Rockstar!

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15 Sep 2013 - 01:33
amirsalarhemati9
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16 Sep 2013 - 00:29
daoudy1994
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@perrycooke123 you wouldn't watch a leaked footage coz it's disrespectful wow you sound like a bellend :/ in what way is it disrespectful by watching a leaked video of the game!!! have they lost millions on dollars by someone watching a leaked footage...

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14 Sep 2013 - 16:28
SneakyGandhi
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Extremely disrespectful and stupid, this game has been in production for nearly five years and they couldn't wait another 3 days? sad if you ask me!

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15 Sep 2013 - 00:36
RobbieJuds
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This isn't news. Every single 360 game is/was leaked online by Friday at the latest before the Tuesday release. It has been like this since the 360 came out.

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15 Sep 2013 - 07:51
ellak19791's picture
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Yeah, my bf was super excited about this. Downloaded a copy through torch browser to celebrate his birthday...

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