Illegal downloaders of the leaked copy of Xbox’s newest title in its flagship Halo series, Halo Reach are facing permanent bans.
In just three weeks time Halo reach will be hitting stores everywhere, however earlier this month a copy of the game was leaked online prompting eager fans to download the title illegally. It has come to light today that anyone seen to be downloading and playing the title with an xbox live connected xbox are being hunted down and issued permanent bans from the network.
If a user gets caught playing a the leaked copy of Halo Reach they can expect to receive the following email and life ban:
Notification of Permanent Suspension: Prerelease title play
This email is to notify you that your Xbox LIVE account privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play.
During your suspension, you will not be able to log into Xbox LIVE. Your Xbox LIVE privileges will not be reinstated.
Customer Support is not able to modify or provide any further details about your suspension.
Microsoft expects that all customers abide by the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct provides guidelines for appropriate behavior while using the service.
Note: if you are not a user of Xbox LIVE, this suspension may have been enacted due to your activity in the Zune Social. You can view the Zune Social Code of Conduct by visiting http://www.zune.net/legal/codeOfConduct.htm. You can view the Zune Social Terms of Service by visiting http://www.zune.net/legal/termsofservice.htm.
LIVE Enforcement Team
You have been warned.