To some fans, the wait has already been too long. So long that they had to get the game in unlikely ways, like piracy for one. Gameloft?s Modern Combat 5 already had thousands of downloads over the weekend, even if it is still some days away from its official launch date. How did this happen?
In order to further promote the game, Gameloft held a contest that provides winners ?early access to the game Modern Combat 5: Blackout. As anybody in the world of the internet who knows how the internet really works, the game was cracked right away. It was publicly distributed last Friday, which led to thousands of downloads of Blackout, prior to its official release date.
However, Gameloft made some official announcement about the incident and have stated that this has already been dealt with.
“Following the release of several pirated versions of Modern Combat 5 prior to the release of the game, we have turned on our anti-piracy systems and now all illegitimate users on a non-official version have been incapacitated,”
Numerous Twitter users posted about playing the game, and some even had the access to certain hacks that provides infinite ammo when playing online. A listing in an unofficial iOS App store showed the download stats, which reached more than 3,000.
Most of the videos about the leaked copy of Modern Combat 5?s gameplay had been already removed due to YouTube?s Terms of Service violations. Still, a lot of video detailing on how to get the game, and the requirement of a jailbroken device being a requirement, were kept untouched. Some even showed the game?s single-player mode, up to the ending, which can be quite disappointing.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is scheduled to be released this coming Thursday. July 24th for iOS and Android with a price tag of $6.99.
Gameloft also said that those who have used the leaked version of the game just need to wait until the official game has been released in order to play again. This gives us a hint that the ban is not actually permanent.