Microsoft investigating Early GTA IV PlayersPublished by forahobby on Friday, April 25, 2008
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360,
It looks like microsoft are investigating all early online use of the latest Grand Theft Auto IV before its initial release date of 29th, April 2008. We had only just reported earlier on how legitimate owners would be allowed to play online but only if they changed their privacy settings.
A peek at Gamercard aggregator MyGamerCard.net reveals a long list of Xbox 360 users already racking up achievements on Grand Theft Auto IV since an illegal torrent of the game was leaked yesterday and early copies started showing up in people's homes.
Neither Rockstar nor Microsoft itself have yet responded to Kotaku's requests for comment. Neither has Sony commented on any action it might take regarding video of the game being played on its network — video that GameTrailers, for its part, has since pulled — so it's unclear yet how any of them plan to address the software pirates.
Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, did say, however, that he was unable to comment yet due to the "need to look into this further," so we can assume that Microsoft, at least, is investigating.
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