In a striking blow to Bethesda, an illegal Xbox 360 copy is doing the rounds over a number of torrent sites. This leak started three weeks before retail release.
It's a near shocking indictment to just how poor security is surrounding manufacturing of the game discs. Fortunately the majority of gamers won't risk modifying their consoles.
Fallout 3 isn't due for release until the 28th of October in the US and the 31st in Europe. That a leak was so early raises alarm bells once again. If you remember Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed suffered a leak for its PC version exceedingly early too.
Already over 2000 are downloading the pirated copy of Fallout 3 for 360 which comes in at around 6.52 GB. Luckily the PS3 has remained unmolested by 'the scene' and so is pirate-free for now.
No comment from Bethesda yet, but I bet they must be seething a little.
Scurvy dogs leak pirated Fallout 3 weeks before its official release
10 October 2008 | By Simon Priest