Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Resident Evil 6 copies that appeared in Poland were stolen

Resident Evil 6 copies that appeared in Poland were stolen

As reported on VideoGamer.com, Capcom told the site that last week’s early copies that were found in Poland were actually stolen. When it was first made public that a leak was taking place in the world, Capcom “was currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date.”

“At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game.”

Polish website Neo Plus was the first that claimed that it was able to buy an early copy of the game at a store in Poznan, Poland, and that’s when the leak story started. Also, today, a member of that site told VideoGames.com that they were “not the only person to buy a [copy of Resident Evil 6]. Several more copies have been sold – but not a lot – like not more than ten. Nobody is able to purchase the game now,” the Neo Plus staff member said, “the local store does not offer it anymore.”

Neo Plus also said they were “in contact with Capcom since the day [it] purchased the game.”

“We do not plan to spoil the game or publish a review before the embargo,” it continued. “We collaborate with Capcom and help with their investigation on the matter. The relationship between Neo Plus and Capcom is very good.”

Capcom confirmed that the leak would not affect the release date. But, the game has made itself onto torrent sites, so be careful when visiting forums: you might get the game spoiled for you. I had that happen with Gears 3, and, meh. We will not spoil anything, of course.

About Christos Chatzisavvas

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  • nick

    not exactly surprising.
    just makes you wonder though where they were stolen from?
    the manufacturing plant would probably be the best guess since its still a month out.
    surprised the disks are printed already, games dont normally go gold this early.
    after all the recent leaks from manufacturing plants i wonder if publishers will start to consider holding gold back till closer to release?
    instead of having games arrive in store a week or so before release, have them arrive the day.
    i remember going in to buy a copy of CLOS 9 days before DS2 and sleeping dogs were out and EB already had taken their shipment of them saw them out back.
    amazing and concerning how lackadaisical security is around unreleased games!