Kingdom Hearts 3 leaked yesterday, and the game director Tetsuya Nomura has issued a statement asking fans not to circulate gaming videos.
Xbox One copies of Kingdom Hearts 3 have taken place in nature one month before the release of the game, and while gameplay videos are downloaded as soon as they arise, director Tetsuya Nomura fans reassure the "greatest spoilers" epilogue and the secret movie – is not included in the leaked copies.
Polygon reports that the person behind the leaked games got the hand of 30 copies via a connection they have to someone involved in the production and printing of the plates in North Carolina.
Someone on Twitter who saw the now deleted Facebook marketing list for the games claims to know the seller, and in a Twitter thread (also deleted but posted on Imgur) they said "It's a matter of when, not if he will be caught. "
̵1; KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) ]] December 16, 2018
Nomura says that the studio is "aware of how this has happened" and that "the entire team has been working together since [news of the leak] to investigate what we can do to improve this situation."
He requests that the fans do not share these videos so that players can "enjoy the entire game after release."
So be careful out there when navigating in the choppy waters of social media.
Kingdom Hearts 3 launches January 29, 2019, along with a snazzy Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle that you can pre-order right now.