Capcom investigating stolen copies of Resident Evil 6

Capcom performing thorough investigation over "small quantity" of upcoming zombie shooter sold in Poland recently.

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Capcom has confirmed that copies of Resident Evil 6, sold in Poland nearly a month ahead of the game's launch, were stolen. Speaking to Eurogamer, a company representative explained that it is presently looking into the matter, which involved only small number of units.

Resident Evil 6 copies sold in Poland were stolen, Capcom says.

"Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date," Capcom told the site. "At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game."

Reports of Resident Evil 6 being sold in Polish shops surfaced late last week. It is not clear how many units of the game are in the wild. One user took to eBay to unload the game, with a reported starting bid of about $600. That listing is no longer available.

Resident Evil 6 will deploy on October 2, more than a month ahead of its original November 20 release date. It is currently planned for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

For more on Resident Evil 6, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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TTDog
TTDog

Playing the game will be punishment enough for those with a stolen copy.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

Capcom deserved it. I hope some copies went for free. That would balance Capcom's ridiculous on-disc DLC crap.

franzito
franzito

Not to mention if we start to see You Tube videos of RE6, we know who did it! How could CAPCOM let this happen!? Or maybe the thiefs set up a military op. to steal the copies..? Things people do for games...

franzito
franzito

The "Anthology" version of the game is due to October (I saw a pre-order in an online store here in Brazil) but it's almost $ 250,00! Have the thiefs stolen this version..?

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

if the game has been stolen and sold that means that it is done and the disc's are already produced SO WHY NOT JUST RELEASE IT NOW?

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

so why is it taking so long to release?,  since these are completed versions.

tightwad34
tightwad34

That would be pretty cool if they had a tracking device on them and we got to see all the different places they went and all the shady things associated with it. It could make for a movie, except video game discs probably wouldn't intrigue enough people. Nah, but for real it would be interesting to see the path they had to take.

valium88
valium88

PS3 one month exclusive.... now that's a first!

suplax
suplax

Hmm... i sense that this game will be soon available in torrents search engines....

To bad for Capcom , a lot of money will be lost.

ratedr89
ratedr89

$600??? no way , although i really want to play it , i rather wait till the launch of the game

jayjay444
jayjay444

u would have to be smoking some strong shit to buy a game for 600$ on ebay any way lol and the worst of it is i bet some one would have bought it. 

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

that user who took to eBay is a dumb ass lolll

DrKill09
DrKill09

Soo... still going with the "woman blowing a giraffe" logo, huh?  Okay...

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

No big deal, at least that means the game is already finished and ready to be shipped.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Just wait. The next heist is going to be on the next Call of Duty.

Paul2004
Paul2004

$600 starting bid on Ebay ?, cant say im surprised but who would pay that when you could wait a month and get it for 1/10 that lol.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Good.

 

Any publisher that supports Games for windows live deserves at least this much.

pcty
pcty

Maybe Ada Wong is behind this.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Well, I hope they find out how this happened and punish the people in question. I'll be waiting to get my copy in 28 days...

SolidTy
SolidTy

So, it's those RE6 shots are real and Capcom had extra copies lying around somewhere. Interesting. Time to get the Mystery Machine.

 

Note to Capcom employees reading comments for clues : Please don't add Mystery Machine DLC to RE6, that was a joke.

zoeyleft
zoeyleft

that is gangsta man. i mean, they probably sold it at 20 bucks a piece as well. those polish people...!

Razer361
Razer361

LOL That is hilarious!!! 

motorxd
motorxd

Maybe they were stolen because people didn't want to pay for the on-disk 'DLC'...

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Thats what Crapcom gets for releasing another Resident Evil game instead of Megaman Legends 3......

berserker66666
berserker66666

Don't hate the player Capcom, hate the game. Besides, all your T-Virus commotion has finally come into fruition. Those "Thiefs" are actually infected...shhhh....

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

Crapcom you did release the demo few months back only on Xbox, plus all the dlcs will be coming on xbox first, so some ps3 fans found a way and with all the piracy going around... better luck next time crapcom.

Vaivod
Vaivod

 @TTDog I heard the Demo available only for Dragon's Dogma's owners was horrible. I don't really know what to expect of this game, since I'm a fan of the series.

obsequies
obsequies

 @tightwad34 haha I used to think that about illegal stuff.....certain illegal stuff

franzito
franzito

@Gelugon_baat In case the game doesn't hype by itself, right?

franzito
franzito

@suplax Believe me, CAPCOM is not worried about the money.

torrne667
torrne667

 @DrKill09Didnt get that until you pointed it out, it totally is! lol

 

Wisdominsilence
Wisdominsilence

 @MeTaL-HeaD

 

You could've made your point better rather than attacking Capcom in a rude manner. Nevermind.

TTDog
TTDog

@Vaivod: I used to love RE games, to the point I imported RE3 to avoid the usual 5 month wait for the PAL version, and even bought a Dreamcast to play Code Veronica. I hated what they did with RE4, yes they needed to move on from fixed cameras like RE3 but it ought to have been more like CV... and if they did change it as much as they did then they should have changed the controls to fit the new gameplay mechanics.

suplax
suplax

 @franzito  @suplax Maybe not yet , but they will once half world put their hands on RE6 one month before release date , and Capcom start to losing millions.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

 @emperiox lol It was actually France. The guys went all out Robin Hood on it. They'll probably do it again.

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

 @Wisdominsilence Why should I? Do they care about PS3 owners? Do they care about the fans who stood in lines infront of the game stores to buy their games on the release dates for full prices instead of Cheap HD Bundles?

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

 @Wisdominsilence  @MeTaL-HeaD  RE Chronicles HD is only coming to PS3 because PSMove. 360 Doesnt have a motion controller and you think its fare whats happening to PS3 owners, who'll buy the game on the release date?

Wisdominsilence
Wisdominsilence

 @MeTaL-HeaD

 

You seem to forget that RE HD Chronicles is "exclusive" to PS3. Don't get blinded by your hate. It isn't being a "multi-platform" company because there will ALWAYS be disgruntled customers like YOU!