Yesterday brought word that Halo 4's discs had leaked out, three weeks ahead of the game's street date, which is a common claim for a major franchise and a highly anticipated game. Still, Microsoft's security division is looking into the matter, which lends a little more credence to the report. And now, this appeal from Halo 4's creative director basically says that, yes, the game has been leaked or stolen or otherwise let out into the wild.
Josh Holmes is the creative director of Halo 4, for 343 Industries.
The speciality press published news of the leak yesterday, and our comments, like many others', blew up with claims that Halo 4 is easily accessible from torrent sites and the file appears to be legitimate. Of course, plenty of people also claim that the disc picture (which surfaced on NeoGAF) is illegitimate.