And lo it was the fifth day, being Friday, and the news didst emerge that the mighty Microsoft wast displeased with the week's events thus far. The Xbox One deity had taken a dim view of nefarious individuals who'd had the temerity to leak details and footage the Gears of War Xbox One remaster.
Ahead of its sermon from the mount of E3, details of one the Xbox One's highlights were leaked by members of video game test company, VMC Games, despite signing the Agreement of Non-Disclosure. To punish them for this sin, Microsoft struck down with great vengeance and furious anger, banishing the offenders from the hallowed grounds of Xbox Live and rendering their Xbox One consoles temporarily useless.
In an email obtained by Kotaku, VMC Games explained the reasons for this smiting, saying:
"Recently, multiple leaks were perpetrated by several GBTN community members. In one case, a member who was participating in that test shared a screenshot on Snapchat with their friend, who wasn’t part of the project, but tricked his friend by saying he didn’t believe him when he said they were working on the same project. Upon reception of the screenshot, the friend who received the Snapchat leaked it online, betraying his friend as well as his NDA with VMC Games. While the tester who first took the screenshot didn’t think he was doing anything bad, he was still going against the NDA, and was part of the cause why the information got leaked. Because of this, both members were permanently removed from the community and addressed to our legal department, as per the terms of the NDA."
The machines belonging to the leakers canst still be used offline, but their days of frolicking online with fellow Xbox One companions are at an end.