Several weeks ahead of the official release date (18th November in North America and 30th November in the EU) of Call of Duty Black Ops 2, footage of the game has appeared online showing standard multiplayer and the much anticipated zombies game mode.
According to reports floating around, the leak came when distributors in Slovakia let loose a few copies to local retailers early who then sold them on to a few lucky members of the public, presumably to make a bit of extra cash early. The resulting fallout has yet to be fully realised, with expectations that some players may be banned for uploading their own gameplay videos. It would seem like the best thing to do if you do plan to upload a video of your gameplay, try and obscure your username.
Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar has commented on Twitter about the leaks, saying: “If you are going to live-stream the game early, which I don’t remotely recommend, you could at least be good at it. :P”
He also said that official gameplay footage will be coming soon. Presumably this means that in the wake of the leak Treyarch has planned to release its own videos much quicker than it planned to.