Surprise, surprise. A big, upcoming game can be downloaded illegally before it comes out. Halo 4 suffered the same fate a few weeks before its release – which is tomorrow, in fact. However, someone at Treyarch has taken this massive negative and at least, had a shot at these gamers in an unconventional way.
According to CVG, some European retailers broke street date on the game last week and since then, people have been posting low quality videos of themselves playing it, online. Bits of the campaign have surfaced, as has some gameplay from the Zombies portion, so be weary, CoD players.
Activision hasn’t commented on this, but Treyarch has. Specifically, Game Designer David Vonderhaar. Instead of just lambasting the pirates for stealing the game, he’s been watching some of the videos and, quite frankly, he’s not impressed. On his Twitter account, he tweeted the following;
“I’m really glad people are excited for the game, Legit streams coming up later this week and early next. Watch this space.”
and the KO punch.
“If you are going to live-stream the game early, which I don’t remotely recommend, you could at least be good at it. :P”
Vonderhaar’s humour is refreshing in this otherwise crappy situation. If you’re excited about the game, here’s an idea, buy it when it comes out next week. Patience is a virtue, kids.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to release on November 13 for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game will release on November 30 in Europe and November 18 in North America for Nintendo Wii U