Much to the dismay of Epic Games and Microsoft, Gears of War 3 has ended up being leaked online. But Epic Games isn’t going to just sit down and let nobody get in trouble for this. Epic Games has recently said in a statement to Eurogamer that anyone they find who has posted up spoilers or gameplay footage of Gears of War 3 that isn’t from an event or an official source before the game’s release then they will be able to ban you from playing Gears of War 3 legitimately.
Rod Fergusson, executive producer says that Epic is “extremely diligent about getting that stuff taken down and issued a call to fans to not perpetuate it… and just keeping track of those who do. They have gone so far to say that they will have created a banning system that can identify certain people and that they will “be disappointed on 20th September when they can’t get in and can’t play. They may be banned.”
This is a strong stance that Epic is taking but it is the best stance that the company probably could take in this situation. In closing Fergusson had some even tougher words for these people, saying that “If you don’t value this community, you don’t value this experience, then we don’t value you.”