DICE has recently addressed the rash of gameplay footage and screenshots of Battlefield 3 that have been popping across the web. The Sweedish developer has recently issued a warning to all players of the Alpha Trial for the game, and that warning is simple. “Post footage and you’re immediately banned :)”.
The testers that have been invited to play Battlefield 3’s alpha build were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding the contents of the alpha, however this hasn’t deterred players from leaking copious amounts of footage. For the most part, the footage has been flattering to the developer, as many have been impressed with the game even as it’s not entered into it’s finished state.
Will the warning have the intended effect on the Alpha participants? It’s unclear, but how DICE will track down those responsible parties is also uncertain as well.