Report: Early Halo 4 players banned from Xbox Live

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Microsoft isn't taking kindly to gamers who managed to snag illicit copies of Halo 4 well ahead of the title's official launch on November 6.

Unsurprisingly, there are reports that gamers playing Halo 4 via Xbox Live are being hit with permanent bans from the service.

Yes, message have been posted to Reddit by users claiming to have been banned by Redmond for playing Halo 4.  The messages reads, "During your suspension, you will not be able to log into Xbox Live. Your Xbox Live privileges will not be reinstated."

Microsoft has stated that it is "working closely with security teams to address the situation."

We have been following Halo 4 closely since the video game was announced. Back in September, we learned that the ending of the video game might have been leaked. More recently, we've enjoyed the live-action Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn videos that began airing a few weeks ago. So far, those live-action movie clips have turned out to be every bit as fun as we expected.