Last week Friday, somebody in Poland posted pictures of a retail copy of Resident Evil 6 – a game that’s only supposed to come out on 02 October. Evidently a shop in Poland decided to give street date the finger and put a couple of copies of the game up for sale. Those copies were purchased and now a bunch of people in Poland are playing Resident Evil 6 a whole month before the game is actually due out.
When the story first cropped up, many were understandably sceptical. There have been dozens of instances where people have photoshopped or made their own game packaging and then posted pictures on the Internet with captions like “LOLZ! I can haz gaemz bfor release LOL!” The images of the supposed retail version of Resident Evil 6, however, looked kind of legit.
Capcom has since confirmed that they are the real deal and that they’re also stolen property.
Website Eurogamer got in touch with Capcom, who supplies them with the following statement:
“Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date. At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game.”
Unsurprisingly, one of the copies of the game has ended up on e-bay where the starting bid is €478.78 or R5 046. The buyout price is pegged at €1 196.71 or R12 637. Huh, turns out crime does pay. Who knew?