Forza 4 players have been recently feeling the wrath of the banhammer according to numerous complaints on the Turn 10 forums. The gamers attest to doing nothing wrong, but many believe its a case of the piracy for the new release.
Brian Ekberg of Turn 10 had this to say in response to the complaints:
“We are investigating the claims from a select group of Forza 4 players who believe they have been unfairly banned from Xbox Live…We take piracy issues very seriously and will be investigating this matter case by case. If we find the accounts that have been banned in error, we will reinstate them.”
If this turns out to be an issue of piracy, it could mean that Microsoft’s latest efforts to curb game piracy on their console with the XGD3 disc format, has already been cracked by the Xbox 360 piracy scene. Whether or not these users were infact legitimate purchasers of Forza Motorsport 4 is hard to tell, but if they are, there could be a problem in determining who is playing pirated software, and who isn’t.