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Microsoft confirms it's investigating claims that Halo 4 has been leaked.

Unless we're the victims of a rather elaborate hoax, it appears Halo 4 has been leaked some three weeks before its release date. A NeoGaf user posted a picture of what appears to be the game's two discs, and pictures of players viewing the game on their 360 dashboards have surfaced around the net. A series of YouTube videos which claim to feature footage of the leaked title have been removed from the service. A quick rummage through the illicit archives of the Pirate Bay revealed two torrents claiming to contain Halo 4.

"We have seen the reports of 'Halo 4' content being propped on the Web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation," a Microsoft spokesperson told Game Informer, though he declined to confirm whether the game had indeed been leaked.

Josh Holmes, creative director of Halo 4, wouldn't directly confirm the leak, but he did suggest people watch out for spoilers.

"I've worked for over 3 years making Halo 4," Holmes tweeted. "Please avoid spoilers and leaks from thieves for 3 more weeks until the game is out. Thank you."

An update on Halo Waypoint implies the leak is legit and that Microsoft isn't happy:

"Halo 4 launches in less than 25 days. The good news is that you are that much closer to having the game in your hands. The bad news is that as discs are being made and distributed, you may start to see leaks. The internet is an awesome place... until it's no longer an awesome place.

We are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation. Piracy is illegal and we are taking vigorous action against it. We have poured our blood, sweat, and tears into Halo 4, and we want you to have the best possible experience with our game, come November 6. If you're interested in staying spoiler-free, we encourage you to exercise caution when visiting various websites, social networking services, and forums."

Of course, the answer to spoilers is simply to flood the internet with fake claims to make picking out the real ones impossible. I've heard that the game features segments where Master Chief battles aliens with the power of song.

Source: Kotaku, Game Informer, NeoGaf

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Yeah, I've seen a few of the spoilers, and they've already had full streams of the game. A bit depressing, to be honest.
I'm curious as to who and/or where they got the disks from.

Master Chief takes off his suit. Turns out he's two midgets standing on each other's shoulders.

I might actually be tempted to buy Halo 4 if the MC becomes an actual MC to fight aliens. That would be hilarious.

WHAT!? Those spoilers were real? Oh for the love of....how come you had to ruin it for us?

Rocklobster99:
Spoilers snipped. -Mod

Sounds about right.

Wait Rocklobster actually got modded? Are those genuine spoilers? I thought he was trolling

Anyone, major props to the thumbnail!

One of the problems with MS confirming leaks is it gives more weight to the spoilers

Modding Rocklobster gave credit to the spoilers instantly. For all we know he could have been lying.

Lol are we really taking a guys 'spoilers' for truth. Just look at his avatar ffs. And I thought they said they wouldn't be showing Chief's face in this game or anytime soon?

Anywho, box with no cover art. Seems legit.

But I thought only PC games got leaked early, because of, you know, piracy and junk.

erttheking:
WHAT!? Those spoilers were real? Oh for the love of....how come you had to ruin it for us?

Sorry, he had to go. Couldn't risk it for anyone else.

I heard in this one, a Doomsday Device generates particles which slowly render all technology useless. By the end of the game you're stripped naked and fighting with sticks, rocks, and bare fists.

Now excuse me while I run away very fast.

Eh, not surprised. Same thing happened with Reach. And ODST. And Halo 3. And Halo 2.

Such is life for a hugely popular series.

The Rookie Gamer:

erttheking:
WHAT!? Those spoilers were real? Oh for the love of....how come you had to ruin it for us?

Sorry, he had to go. Couldn't risk it for anyone else.

Sorry, that post was meant for him.

Mygaffer:
But I thought only PC games got leaked early, because of, you know, piracy and junk.

it's funny because when Cliff made that statement, Gears of War 3 got leaked an entire month early

erttheking:

The Rookie Gamer:

erttheking:
WHAT!? Those spoilers were real? Oh for the love of....how come you had to ruin it for us?

Sorry, he had to go. Couldn't risk it for anyone else.

Sorry, that post was meant for him.

Oh, I know who it was aimed at. I just linked his post to a mod so it would get nuked before others saw it.

On a marginally related note, Escapist, I really found the Loituma image on the front page to be amusingly fitting.

Leeked, eh? iseewhatyoudidthar...

On topic: Eh. Wasn't the last one leaked, too? Just means MS' CD factory security ain't too hot.

Well, it could be worse.

AzrealMaximillion:
Modding Rocklobster gave credit to the spoilers instantly. For all we know he could have been lying.

Yeah. It wasn't blatant at all until the mod touched it. For all we knew he was just playing along with Grey.

Grey Carter:
I've heard that the game features segments where Master Chief battles aliens with the power of song.

Also, thanks, Grey. Now I have this image of Master Chief singing Rock Lobster in my head.

MC real name is Parcus Mhoenix

I'd love to know who's stupid enough to actually play a leaked game on an XBox Live-connected console. The sound of banhammers falling will resemble a machine gun.

Also, I totally heard that one of the vehicles is a yellow Vespa and one of the weapons is a guitar.

The Rogue Wolf:

Also, I totally heard that one of the vehicles is a yellow Vespa and one of the weapons is a guitar.

If it has a soundtrack by The Pillows I'm totally there.

evilneko:
I heard in this one, a Doomsday Device generates particles which slowly render all technology useless. By the end of the game you're stripped naked and fighting with sticks, rocks, and bare fists.

Now excuse me while I run away very fast.

I almost didn't click any of those links.

As for the topic; why is this a surprise? Almost every game that's released on physical copies leak. Not always to the public, but they leak. When I worked in retail, I could have just 'pre-ordered' a copy and play it well before release. I imagine high profile games like these leak thousands of times over around the world.

Grey Carter:
Of course, the answer to spoilers is simply to flood the internet with fake claims to make picking out the real ones impossible. I've heard that the game features segments where Master Chief battles aliens with the power of song.

That's just the folks wanting a Halo song out of Miracle of Sound.

Grey Carter:
I've heard that the game features segments where Master Chief battles aliens with the power of song.

I could actually see that happening with there being a particular frequency or something that could drive off the Flood while it plays.

Mygaffer:
But I thought only PC games got leaked early, because of, you know, piracy and junk.

In some countries you can only get pirated copies of X-Box 360 games (there's an article about it here on the Escapist). X-Box 360 piracy is just as bad (if not worse), but publishers like to use the piracy excuse for various reasons.

Grey Carter:
Of course, the answer to spoilers is simply to flood the internet with fake claims to make picking out the real ones impossible. I've heard that the game features segments where Master Chief battles aliens with the power of song.

You know I don't believe you, but if someone told me that Microsoft was making Han Solo do a musical number in one of their games was gonna happen a few months back I wouldn't have believed you either.

Gotta say, I laughed my ass off at the thumbnail picture of a leek.

the forerunners return!!!!

I really don't know, but it seems like a logical evolution..... what else is there to do for masterchief besides killing more elites and brutes?

Grey Carter:
Halo 4 Leaked

Of course, the answer to spoilers is simply to flood the internet with fake claims to make picking out the real ones impossible. I've heard that the game features segments where Master Chief battles aliens with the power of song.

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Having seen the what they have done in the previous games, I can almost promise that this is a way better game then what they will give us.

Heh and the best part is that I don't care. Although I must admit, a song-based scifi shooter sounds at least... interesting, I guess?

The Rookie Gamer:

erttheking:

The Rookie Gamer:

Sorry, he had to go. Couldn't risk it for anyone else.

Sorry, that post was meant for him.

Oh, I know who it was aimed at. I just linked his post to a mod so it would get nuked before others saw it.

You scared me for a second, I thought they promoted you...

Captcha: the bee's knees

No Captcha, it would be the end of all human life... or somethin'

Can somebody please explain to me why M$ is panicking?This leak can stir up much more hype than CGI trailers.If they think they are going to lose sales,they should be smoking a bit more money to realize that people are going to buy it anyway,be it 16-year olds or grandmas.
Sure it's not a complete build that's not representative of the final product,but some people want to see GAMEPLAY,has anything changed and is it good?
ME3 leaked,sold through the roof.Deus Ex:HR leaked half a year before release,still sold over a million.Crysis 2 leaked,still sold well for a sequel.
This is just PR peeing in their pants and nothing more,do they have to make it into a drama?

Yay Orihime holding a leek! I approve of this articles thumbnail. XD

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