Killzone 3 leaks to the web

More bad news for video game developers and publishers. According to the folks over at Destructoid, reports are coming in that a pre-release version Killzone 3 has surfaced on torrent sites nearly 10 days before its intended released date.

Coming just a day after the leak of Crytek's Crysis 2, the European build of Sony's Killzone 3 has apparently been made available on a handful of P2P sites. As of this moment there are two files floating around, one including 3D capability – which weighs in at a hefty 41.4GB – and one without at roughly half the size. It should be noted that these files can only run on a hacked PlayStation 3.

As is the case with Crysis 2, a leak this far before the game's release is sure to affect projected sales. Sony has yet to make an official statement on the situation.

The highly-anticipated Killzone 3 is the third installment in the first-person shooter series, developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The title is set to hit store shelves on February 22 in North America and February 25 in Europe as a PlayStation 3 exclusive.

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Its nice to see some piracy stuff on the PS3, not that i agree with piracy but i had it up to the eyeballs with publishers pulling PC games because of piracy and going with the un-piratable almighty dollar, i mean console. Am sure it had nothing to do with console games being double the price of pc!

There will always be leaks, piracy and games will still go ahead to remake all the money that was put into them, well long as their good!

Like WJrandon said about X-Men Origins the same can be said for ALL the CoD games, they were hugely pirated but the game was limited to playing single player which was, well, short and unsatisfying. People bought it for the multiplayer and since im pretty sure people arent gunna be going mad with the Killzone single player they'll go out and buy it for the multiplayer (i assume it has one, i dont own a PS3)

The leaked version of Crysis 2 is entirely incomplete with all the missing ground surface textures and loading glitches, I severely doubt the leak is going to make a dent in sales. If anything it's makes folks more carious about the finished product because it allows a tiny glimpse at the game play and the opening story.

Much the same way when the incomplete version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) leaked onto the internet. The film went on to gross over $373 million in box office sales and earned double its production cost back for the studio.

Leaking early builds only helps to generate buzz, after all, only folks technologically proficient enough to download and install the torrent will appreciate the incomplete nature of the product and wont see it as a reflection of the finished product.

I wouldn't be amazed about the leak time, since xbox games, (Specially the PAL versions), there are sometimes, that leak months before.
One of the most recent examples:
Dead Space 2.

Due to the big size difference it's quite clear that this game, is actually very small as far as the game files go (the the game files would be the same size whether it's 3D or not) but it has somewhere in the neighborhood of 20gig of pre rendered FMV sequences (dunno why when they have such a good engine to use for live in game sequences which are better anyway). since the video files are the only part affected by going 3D.

This doesn't work on all modded ps3s as some users report but some can still play it. Also remember that the 41gb version has 3d shows where as the 22gb version doesn't. So unless you have a 3D tv, you're better off with the 22gb one. The good news is that at least sony patched any bypasses to go on PSN for those with modded ps3s for now.

Morisato said,
This doesn't work on all modded ps3s as some users report but some can still play it. Also remember that the 41gb version has 3d shows where as the 22gb version doesn't. So unless you have a 3D tv, you're better off with the 22gb one. The good news is that at least sony patched any bypasses to go on PSN for those with modded ps3s for now.

Lies, its been bypassed already

Deadpool2k said,
I doubt it will effect sales at all considering that hacked PS3 console are small compare to Xbox.

Then again, the PS3 is no infinitely easier to hack then the 360 and now a lot of peopel just got a great incentive. this is bad for Sony in all kinds of ways.

HawkMan said,

this is bad for Sony in all kinds of ways.

No, no it isn't. It's a handful of hacked PS3 users that will play it. But they won't have legal codes to go online with it anyway. This is a non-event.

Marvel vs Capcom 3 has been available to download for PS3 and 360 for quite a few days now and it doesnt get released till Tuesday.

laz45 said,
about 5 hour download time, no biggie

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The ps3 use tons on redudent files because of the slow speed of the bd rom drive, its most likely 12-15gig

ryoohki said,

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The ps3 use tons on redudent files because of the slow speed of the bd rom drive, its most likely 12-15gig

Citation please?

Singh400 said,
42gb? Jesus...

Probably the reason it's a PS3 exclusive, aside from the fact that Sony made it. Can you imagine how many XBox 360 DVDs it would take to hold it?

CoMMo said,

Probably the reason it's a PS3 exclusive, aside from the fact that Sony made it. Can you imagine how many XBox 360 DVDs it would take to hold it?


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CoMMo said,

Probably the reason it's a PS3 exclusive, aside from the fact that Sony made it. Can you imagine how many XBox 360 DVDs it would take to hold it?

you would think you would get more for that size....it all bloat......beside Microsoft have special compression to deal with large games....Mass-effect anyone.

Probably the reason it's a PS3 exclusive, aside from the fact that Sony made it. Can you imagine how many XBox 360 DVDs it would take to hold it?

Uncompressed data and disc padding inflate the size of the image. That said, if it were that size, it would take 7 discs (as only 6.4 GB of space on a 360 disc can be used for game data, the rest is reserved).

First, a developer build of Crysis 2 leaks. Now, a major PS3 game leaks. 2011 is starting off on a bad note for developers.

Anaron said,
First, a developer build of Crysis 2 leaks. Now, a major PS3 game leaks. 2011 is starting off on a bad note for developers.

That's a good sign for gamers though. A shot on consoles. Good for PC. After all gaming industry has stuck for over 5 years already, so it needs some kind of bumps.