Microsoft punishes Gears of War testers after leak




Some beta testers of a Gears of War-remaster which showed images leaked game is punished by Microsoft. The parties involved would have lost their Xbox Live account; would have been incurred consoles temporarily unusable. Microsoft denied that last.

About the appearance of a new Gears of War game went a month rumors, since a multiplayer beta of the game would be sent to testers. This is according to a Polygon graphic polished version of the first part of the game series that could be improved was released in 2006 for the Xbox 360. Textures and lighting, while the new game runs at 60fps instead of 30fps from the original. Microsoft bought the rights to the game series in early 2014 on Epic Games; The remaster would be developed by Black Tusk Studios or Splash Damage, with new CGI cut scenes of Plastic Wax.

The rumors came earlier this week to leaked images game, reportedly from testers. VMC Games, a company that testers home games on their consoles late try for the release and was also responsible for the test of Gears of War, wrote in response to the leak an email owned came from Kotaku. In it, the company writes its testers again to draw attention to the nda, which prohibits testers talk about their work.

According to the mail multiple testers were recently mistake. In one case, a tester had shared a screenshot of the game via Snap Chat. The receiver also a tester of VMC, placed it on the Internet. Both were excluded from further testing. Because the game leaked images were from the Xbox One, broke the testers license from Microsoft, allows VMC in the mail. The company would therefore not only their Xbox Live accounts have provided an permaban. “For a certain period, which Microsoft defines depending on the severity of the offense, they can have their xbox one altogether unusable.”

Asked to comment Microsoft denies that consoles can remotely disable. “When a console of Xbox Live will be banned for violating the terms of use, it can still be used offline,” says a spokesman opposite Kotaku. Updates, however, can not be installed without Internet, making games that require it can not be played on a banned console. The spokesman did not elaborate further on the statements that were made in the mail.


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