Microsoft is investigating an unfinished build of Gears of War 3 leaked to torrent sites over the weekend.
The version of Gears of War 3 popping up on torrent sites over the last few days is, in a lucky break for Epic, not the consumer version
"We have seen the reports of Gears of War 3 content being propped on the Web and working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation," Microsoft told VG247.
"This content is not from a final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches worldwide on September 20, 2011."
The only version that has been leaked thus far is the developer copy that works only on modified debug Xbox 360s. That said, if you're heavily invested in the Gears of War 3 storyline, you may want to plug your ears right about now since information about the story is sure to find its way online shortly.
The build is not completely finalized, but is rumored to include the full single-player and much of the multiplayer content.
Gears of War 3 launches on September 20 worldwide.
[Original story by Andrew Groen, contributions by Brenna Hillier and Johnny Cullen]