Tsk, pirates just can't catch a break, can they? First Microsoft would ban you if you were playing an illegal copy of Halo 3
, then it was Halo 3: ODST
... now it's gone the whole hog and will ban just about anyone playing an Xbox 360 game before release illegitimately. For if you have just finished that torrent of Forza Motorsport 3
and want to play it on your modified console, expect your Gamertag to get banned.
has got a hold of.
For those who innocently purchased a game from a retailer that broke street date, that's a different issue entirely, says Microsoft's Stephen Toulouse. On Twitter
, Toulouse explained that the company is only after illegal copies; “Don't worry folks, anyone who bought a copy early is ok. In general, if you got a receipt, play away. These are illegit copies we're hitting.”
This follows news of the upcoming Xbox Dashboard Update blocking the use of 'unauthorised' storage devices.