ms-ban-xboxoneMicrosoft is certainly coming down hard and heavy, and rightly so, on folks who have leaked out GTA 5 details such as in-game images as well as footage via the leaked copies. GTA 5 can be said to be one of the most anticipated gaming titles of the year, and right now, it remains just a few days away from hitting the store shelves. Rockstar has definitely performed their fair share of precautions so that no copies of the game will be shipped early to customers or retailers, but even their best efforts have proven to be rather futile, as there has been a small number of people who have managed to gain access to the leaked copy of the game, where Instagram and Vine were the vehicles of choice for images and videos of the game to be posted to.

Rockstar has already sent in their request to remove such GTA 5 related content, and their policy reads as such, “No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes ‘early unboxing’ videos.” So far, Microsoft has managed to track down the gamertag of at least one user based on his screenshots, and has banned said console from Xbox Live for good.

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