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Twitch Forbids Broadcasting Witcher 3 Before Release

Early copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pop up in United Arab Emirates.


It looks like some copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have leaked prior to the game's official release date, but you probably won't be seeing anyone playing them on Twitch.

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is not allowed for broadcasting until May 19, 2015," Twitch's verified support account said on Twitter. "Broadcasting before this date is subject to DMCA guidelines."

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The warning comes after a user on Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED's official forums posted pictures of the game already on store shelves in United Arab Emirates. On the forums as well, moderates ask that users not post links to leaked footage from the game.

The Witcher 3 unlocks for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the United States on the evening of May 18. CD Projekt Red recently released a new trailer titled "Rage & Steel" that highlights the game's combat, environments, and beasts.

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