Originally Posted by tpi2007
A couple of considerations:
1. This leak is probably intended. Console get a multiplayer, PC gets a youtube video of some gameplay footage and some screenshots to compensate.
BUT, look at how studied this was: the gameplay footage is taken on MEDIUM quality, in 720p in a somewhat compressed flv file, so as not to demoralize the console people; this footage won't be too far from what consoles will get. And then you get the HighSpec photos. Better, but still on DX9, and they are stills. There isn't the immediate WOW factor, but the connoisseurs get "the picture".
2. You haven't seen moving footage of DX9 in High Spec, nor in Very High Spec (Crysis Warhead had it on DX9)
3. You haven't seen DX11 footage at all. No tesselation, nothing!
To sum it up, I think this was carefully planned to hint, but not give away too much.
As to the torrent, well, if it actually exists, then it's just free publicity. They can probably get some bug corrections out of that voluntary test group hehehe.
Its interesting how little actual content has been posted yet. No real combat in the video that was posted, I didn't even get to see a real battle! It has been done before (http://gamersyndrome.com/2010/xbox-3...-video-leaked/
Its a thinly veiled publicity stunt. Advertising is a very creative business.
edit: While this guy is from russia, one place I would not be surprised to see commercial info leaked, he only has 3 comments. He did join in Nov though.
http://www.youtube.com/user/ForwiinEdited by nmdehaan - 2/11/11 at 3:00pm