PC and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 have been uploaded to torrent sites a full week ahead of the game’s scheduled launch. Some retailers in Europe reportedly broke the street date and sold copies before the official release date which led to premature game play videos and the eventual torrent release.
Early footage shows some campaign play but we’re hearing that most clips showcase the game’s zombie mode. Activision declined to comment on the fact that the street date had been broken but at least one Treyarch employee has spoken out about the whole incident.
Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar recently took to Twitter where he said he was glad that people are really excited about the game. He also noted that legit streams were coming up later this week and early next week for those interested in checking out more footage.
A couple of hours earlier, he jokingly said that if people are going to live-stream the game early (which he didn’t exactly recommend), they should at least be good at it. It’s good to see that at least some people still have a sense of humor about things like this.
The latest release in the Call of Duty franchise is scheduled for release on November 13. Last year’s title, Modern Warfare 3, shattered one-day entertainment sales records and managed to generate more than $1 billion in revenue in just 16 days. It remains to be seen if Black Ops 2 can come close to that level of success or perhaps top it.