Bethesda Softworks announced today that its highly anticipated title, Fallout 3, has finally gone gold and will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 by the end of the month on October 28. Sadly, in what seems like a slap in the face to a company against including bulky DRM with their releases, the game has already been leaked and is currently being pirated across many file-sharing sites.

Apparently, it is the Xbox 360 version of the game that is making its rounds, though it is not clear if it is an early review copy of the game that has been leaked given that it just went gold hours ago. Bethesda has so far declined to comment on the situation, but one can only assume that they're not too happy about the leak. If anything, they can at least take comfort in the positive response most people seem to be giving the game.