On Wolfenstein’s official forums, id Community Manager, Pete Sokal, has posted up news that a build of the Multiplayer portion of the game has been leaked. From the announcement, he says:
It was brought to our attention on Friday, 7/31 that a build of the Wolfenstein Multiplayer was leaked and is now being distributed illegally through breach of NDA and mirrors posted on the internet. I must warn anyone involved that Activision’s legal department is taking this matter very seriously.
In short, if you see it out there, do your best to resist the temptation to grab it. On the other hand, it would be nice if PC players were given another, more legal, kind of handout in the form of a decent pre-order incentive, or even a Collector’s Edition.
PC gamers have apparently gotten a lot less love than their console peers when it comes to pre-orders. Console gamers can look forward to goodies such as early access to upgrades and two thousand pieces of gold with which to purchase others in multiplayer. PC players receive the obligatory Gamestop guarantee of getting the game by August 18th if they opt for overnight shipping…just like everyone else. I remember when the CE edition for RTCW came in a collector’s tin with a cool poster and a neat patch.
Come on. On Bioshock’s release, its CE came with a Big Daddy and a free replacement was quickly offered in case it was broken, not to mention the downloadable art and music that were made available to everyone. I’m not asking for a B.J. Blaskowicz action figure, but something other than the box and manual would be nice.