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Earlier this week, Gameloft hosted a contest on their Facebook page rewarding winners with a free, early copy of Modern Combat 5: Blackout. The upcoming next installment of the popular first-person shooter is slated for release July 24th for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 devices. Unfortunately for Gameloft, however, you can already download it-for free. According to the company, one of the contest winners pirated the game made it available for download as a torrent. Unsurprisingly, Gameloft is livid. Gameloft Community Manager Florian Weber said in a statement on Facebook:

“As you can imagine, I am really pissed off…Seriously, this is why we can’t have nice things.”

According to the Weber’s post, “1000’s” of players are already playing the game. Weber also noted that if he finds specific people who’ve torrented the title, they’re going to receive an instant ban from the game.

via Polygon

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3 Responses to “Contest winners turned pirates leak early copy of Modern Combat 5, and Gameloft’s furious”

  1. cynical2014 says:

    *Nelson laugh*

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  2. “According to the Weber’s post, “1000′s” of players are already playing the game. Weber also noted that if he finds specific people who’ve torrented the title, they’re going to receive an instant ban from the game.”

    What an idiot. People aren’t gonna resist the temptation of an early play. And then they;’ll get banned and won’t buy the game when it comes out.

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    • shareef777 says:

      Downloading an early copy is still stealing, so why would they pay for it afterward? Out of the 1000s that downloaded it, realistically you’d be lucky if even one percent would pay after the fact.

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