Those who have illicilty scored free content from Xbox Live will find themselves taken permanently offline.
Eurogamer reports many users have appealed the bans, some of which are permanent – or rather, extend to December 31, 9999 – but Microsoft is firm in its resolve.
“We will not divulge additional information regarding individual suspensions for these offenses,” the post continues.
“Please know that we are being very careful regarding these suspensions, and have clear evidence regarding each account issued a permanent suspension from the service.
“We apologize for any frustration or confusion resulting from our inability to share individual details, and thank you all for your cooperation in this matter.”