This might also lead to early reviews – though I imagine EA would hound any site risking an unsanctioned review before the game was even available. The nature of the leak suggests that someone on the inside willingly pushed the software out to the public. If such was the case you can imagine EA won’t take this lightly. With so much invested into the series, and a lot of hope riding on it, it’s likely that someone will be made responsible – and fired to say the least.
You may also remember years ago, before the release of Half Life 2, there was a big scandal revolving around infected machines contributing to the leak of a major game source code. Could this be a repeat of that?