Gears of War Judgment isn’t due out until March 22nd on the Xbox 360. So how did pirates get their hands on the game over a month ahead of schedule? The upcoming prequel from Epic Games recently hit the web, and Microsoft vowed to take vigorous action against those that choose to play the pirated version of this game.
In a recent statement, Microsoft explained that downloading and playing this game is illegal, and they will take action against those that do so.
These are no veiled threats either. Microsoft has taken similar actions against piracy earlier in the life of the Xbox 360. A few years back, Halo saw a similar leak in which Microsoft banned those playing the game early.