The full version of Mass Effect 3 has currently been leaked onto torrent sites and the game is cracked and ready to play on a modded Xbox 360. The interesting part about the news is that it's currently unplayable on PC.
TBreak picked up the news yesterday, reporting on the full game being leaked onto torrent sites and fully available for the Xbox 360 as a 16 gigabyte file that requires being burned onto two discs (or copied to the Xbox 360's hard drive).
The site also reports that the PC version of the game has been leaked onto torrents for more than a week, but what's interesting is that the game cannot be played on PC due to the requirement of Origin and no crack is available for the PC version of the game.
Some readers may remember that back when Battlefield 3 leaked onto torrent sites the same thing happened, with gamers unable to access parts of the game due to an encoded, timed activation that prevented gamers from making full use of the 15 gigabyte download.
Another interesting note is that despite the ease of pirating games on PC -- as of the writing of this article -- there are currently fewer seeders/leeches for the PC rendition of Mass Effect 3 than there are the Xbox 360 version, which begs the question, what will publishers start doing when console piracy starts eating into sales? On-disc DRM perhaps? In-game DRM maybe? I guess we'll soon find out.
For those of you willing to buy the game legally, you can pick it up this Tuesday on March 6th for $59.99 for PC, Xbox 360 or PS3. For more information on the game feel free to visit the Official Website.