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Banhammered: Twitch Crack Down On Witcher 3 Leaks

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt [official site] isn’t meant to see an official release until May 19 but a couple of stores started selling the game a week early and already there have been a few streams broadcasting over Twitch.

Naturally, Twitch is cracking down on it. Just think of what might happen if someone set their poor goggle eyes on ol’ Geralt in action before launch! Oh mercy, the anarchy.

Twitch Support has already called out anyone streaming the game, saying in an official tweet: “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is not allowed for broadcasting until May 19, 2015. Broadcasting before this date is subject to DMCA guidelines.”

Kotaku is also reporting these accounts are being banned, but still managed to maintain a couple thousand views over a few hours.

Unsurprisingly, there are now a bunch of screenshots and videos now scuttling the web; A real shame considering the headache CD Projekt Red experienced last year when the developers had their files hacked and plot points of the game leaked. We’ve reached out to the company to see how they’re dealing with it.

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