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Killzone 3 Leaked as Torrent

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More bad news for developers, publishers and probably honest gamers. We’re hearing reports that Killzone 3 has been ripped and uploaded to torrent sites for dishonest gamers to download and run on their hacked PS3s.

The file is apparently the EU version of the game and weighs in at a hefty 41.4GB (with a non-3D version available at roughly half that) so hopefully the size will be enough to put off most people who might otherwise have been tempted. If not, this is the first major leak on Sony’s console and is sure to be causing some distress behind the scenes at SCEE and Guerilla Games.

We’re sure it will be just another incentive for Sony to work doubly hard on counteracting the security holes that have appeared in the console over the past few months and we hope that a swift resolution can be found without further impacting on honest gamers’ experiences.

In the meantime, we urge all of our readers to support the industry and buy their games.

Source: madfanboy, PS3News

  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    So both Crysis 2 and KZ3 released over 1 weekend. Not good considering both of them are AAA titles and could be up for GotY.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 11:31.
  2. hiab-x
    Since: Dec 2008

    The thing that should put it into perspective is that owning a hacked PS3 is going to prove to be a major pain in the a*se every time Sony & Dev’s put out patches. It’s going to take some time and some effort for a minority to actually enjoy having a bent console. I don’t think we are going to see thousands of gamers suddenly thinking “Wow! I really must hack my PS3″ The pros are far outweighed by the cons if you think about the closed network that PSN is or how actively aggressive Sony are to people who exploit them. Yes, it is disappointing to read that KZ3 is now available in torrent form but I really don’t think it will have that great an impact on sales.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 11:49.
  3. Steve
    Since: Jan 2011

    Bad news. Stop those pirates, Sony!

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 11:50.
  4. Raider197
    Since: Dec 2009

    Oh no, two major FPS games in one week. I hope this doesn’t become commonplace, although I fear it’s too late for Sony to do anything about piracy now.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 11:54.
  5. The Rust Belt
    Since: Jan 1970

    This is why developers abandon PC and move to consoles!

    Oh, wait…

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 11:58.
  6. beeje13
    Since: Jan 2010

    at 40 odd Gigs, there’s quite a high chance of a few files corrupting over the Internet, it would be nice to see the faces of these criminals when they find out it doesn’t work.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 12:00.
    • The Rust Belt
      Since: Jan 1970

      Hardly, especially if you check control sums. Damage is much more likely to occur on a physical medium, especially one with such high level of data density as a Blu-Ray disc.

      Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 12:27.
  7. BIGAL-1992
    Since: Jan 2009

    Unbelieveable. Absolutely unbelieveable.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 12:30.
  8. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    It’s a shame but i don’t think it will make much of a dent in KZ3 sales. I prefer the campaign myself but i get the feeling that most people will buy KZ3 for the online MP, and hacked consoles will be blocked from taking part.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 13:42.
  9. Topgearsam
    Since: Jul 2009

    Wow this is a disaster.
    I do hope it doesnt affect sales of the game too much.

    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 13:43.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Since: Jan 2009

      Doubtful. Those files are huge and if anyone tried to download it, it’d leave a trail of arrows in their direction.

      Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 13:50.
      • beeje13
        Since: Jan 2010

        Yep thats what I was thinking, If you service provider can tell if you’re downloading .mp3’s, then surely KZ3 uses unusual file extensions (e.g. .kz3 or something :P )

        Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 14:36.
  10. Armonster9000
    Since: Feb 2010


    Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 14:27.

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