How coveted is Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Enough for thieves to hijack a delivery truck loaded with 6,000 copies of the game, tear gas the inside of the truck and disable the innocent drivers. Man, Modern Warfare 3 is going to be huge when it launches tomorrow.
UltimatePS3.fr reports that the robbery happened on Saturday morning in south Paris's Créteil and was performed by two masked thieves.
The total value of the the 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 is reported to be worth about 400,000 Euros. There has yet to be any report on what platform the stolen copies of Modern Warfare 3 were for. They could have been for PS3, or Xbox 360 or both.
If you happen to live in Créteil, you might find yourself without a copy tomorrow, even if you pre-ordered. It's kind of hard to replace 6,000 stamped discs in just a few days.
Just to be safe, even if you do manage to get a copy of Modern Warfare 3 early for Xbox 360, you might want to hold off on playing it because it could get you banned on Xbox Live.
And while playing legitimate copies of Modern Warfare 3 ahead of the tomorrow's official release date could get you in hot water, I've confirmed independently from my own sources that pirated copies of the game are already out there and being played on Xbox 360 consoles not connected to the Internet without any problems.
As they say, you'll sleep easier knowing you're legit. Do the right thing and don't buy pirated copies and definitely don't buy any goods that "fell of the back of a truck."