Testare som läckt Gears of War-uppgifter blir utestängda från Xbox Live

Gears of War Remastered till Xbox One, en av spelvärldens många dåligt bevarade hemligheter, läckte förra månaden och tidigare i veckan kunde vi se gameplay-filmer från multiplayer-läget i spelet.

Nu har företaget som anlitar speltestare å Microsofts vägnar berättat att Microsoft bannat speltestarna som läckt. Straffet? De har förlorat tillgången till sina Live-konton. Permanent. Konsolerna kan dock fortfarande användas offline.

Vad tycker du? För hårt straff, eller är Microsoft kanske för snälla?

Gears of War-remastern utvecklas av Black Tusk Studios och Splash Damage, enligt sajten Polygon. Nedan kan ni läsa brevet som speltestningsföretaget skickade ut till sina testare, samt gameplay från den läckta multiplayer-versionen.

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Hi everyone,

In the light of recent events, we'd like to bring a situation to the community's attention in attempts to strengthened everyone's awareness and vigilance regarding the NDA which binds every single one of you to VMC.

Recently, multiple leaks were perpetrated by several GBTN community members. In one case, a member who was participating in that test shared a screenshot on Snapchat with their friend, who wasn't part of the project, but tricked his friend by saying he didn't believe him when he said they were working on the same project. Upon reception of the screenshot, the friend who received the Snapchat leaked it online, betraying his friend as well as his NDA with VMC Games. While the tester who first took the screenshot didn't think he was doing anything bad, he was still going against the NDA, and was part of the cause why the information got leaked. Because of this, both members were permanently removed from the community and addressed to our legal department, as per the terms of the NDA.

Now, new wording is about to reach the community regarding this particular event. The nature of the leak having had occurred through Xbox One, actually also went against the Microsoft EULA, which is agreed upon when creating an Xbox LIVE account, or any other type of Microsoft account. This being said, as per that agreement with the testers in fault, Microsoft also permanently disabled their Xbox LIVE accounts (as well as other suspected accounts present on their Xbox One kits) and temporarily blocked all of their Xbox One privileges - meaning that for a period of time which Microsoft decides on depending on the severity of the offense, their Xbox One is entirely unusable.

The reason behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement is not only to protect our clients and our program, but also our community, and to make each and every single one of you aware of the severity of revealing confidential information which you're entrusted with. One screenshot, message or even conversation shared with someone else can easily snowball into a situation that goes out of control, and not only penalize the offender as well as anyone else directly involved, but sometimes far beyond that. In certain cases, there were consequences which had affected people which had no malicious intentions but ended up entwined within the legal case - we're fully aware that this also targeted very faithful, hard workers who had been with us from the start, and this situation crippled the entire community. We do not want to go that way ever again and are constantly in search of better solutions to single out perpetrators before too much is at risk. The community itself is growing stronger, and often times leaks are reported by community members to us - and we're extremely thankful for that as it not only speeds up investigations drastically, but also shows us that this community is tightly knit and merely contains a few bad apples, who unfortunately ruin the experience for too many participants already.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that this is a community. Your actions and behavior reflect on each other as well as on us, and acting selfishly has the potential to ruin the experience to everyone. Please be mindful of others throughout your actions.

Thank you,

GBTN Coordinators
Global Beta Test Network
VMC

Jag vill inte vara den som är den, "De har förlorat tillgången till sina Live-konton. Permanent" Vilket betyder att de bara kan spela offline. Skulle du logga in med ett nytt live acc på samma konsol så kan du givetvis spela online igen. Men folk är ju... 16/05 Fast om man ska vara petig så stänger de av personerna från Microsofts online-tjänst, och inte från själva maskinerna eller? Jag har aldrig använt mig av Xbox Live, så vet inte vad det innebär riktigt. Tror dock personerna i fråga är glada över denna... 15/05 Jag stör mig på att man ger sig på deras konsoller för något som borde beivras i domstol. Vidden på straffet intresserar mig inte utan det faktum att MS ger sig på deras maskiner som en grinig förälder. Att dom bryter NDA har inget med deras ägodelar... 15/05 Generation déjà vu. 15/05 Hur kan man vara så dum? http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/698/489/2f7.png 15/05 Jag har verkligen försökt att tycka om detta spelet, testat dom alla men aldrig fastnat. Det är så orginellt och känns som man gjort allt när man startar upp ännu ett gears of war spel. Gissar på nostalgi. 15/05 Whoa, en remaster, hur många sådana finns det nu? 15/05 Användarnamn :P. xxxxxx killed xxxxx 15/05 De kom undan väldigt lindrigt. Jag hade inte blivit förvånad om de hade blivit polisanmälda och hade fått rejält med juridiska problem, och jag hade inte klandrat Microsoft ifall de gjort det heller. Det är väldigt allvarligt att bryta en NDA på det här... 15/05 Helt rätt. Bryter man mot NDA så förtjänar man ett straff. De kom väldigt lindrigt undan. Hur blev de avslöjade? Var de så dumma som visade sitt användarnamn i filmerna, eller hade Microsoft dolt en vattenstämpel eller liknande? 15/05
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