You hate to see it happen: a game is on the verge of launching and those scurvy pirates manage to get their hands on an illegal copy or some leaked code. The latest affected is Crysis 2 -- a near-final build including multiplayer is currently floating around the most unsavory areas of the internet. There's a pretty heated discussion (and plenty of screenshots of evidence) over on Facepunch right now.

This latest problem couldn't have come at a worse time for Crysis 2. It's little over a month out and with all of the technical difficulties surrounding its multiplayer demo on Xbox 360 added into the mix, purchase intent and confidence in the upcoming shooter is likely on the decline.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.