Earlier this week, those eagerly preparing for the release of Starfield managed to get a first look at the first 40 minutes or so of the game thanks to somebody who got hold of an early copy of the video game. Having later on shot himself evaluating the game, it was only a matter of time before he would face the consequences for his actions.
As reported on the Starfield subreddit, the leaker was detained yesterday, August 24th, for belongings of cannabis and for theft of home between $ 2,500 and $ 10,000. In his videos and social networks posts, the leaker essentially admitted to having taken items to offer them from the warehouse he operated at, which included several copies of the extremely prepared for video game by Bethesda. He might have become a web star over night in the video gaming community for his funny shenanigans, that included an apology to Todd Howard, however the price to pay for fame was high certainly.
With the leaker having actually been jailed and the game being so near release, the possibility of more significant Starfield leaks is rather low. Still, from the main video footage that’s been launched up until now, it appears like fans will remain in for a reward, as even the video game’s opening looks substantially better in the launch construct than in last year’s, as shown by a brief comparison video.
Starfield officially releases on September 6th on PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Those with early access to the video game can begin playing it next week, on September 1st.