Mass Effect 3 Beta Leaked on Xbox Live
Biowares Jesse Houston was quick on the scene, explaining that the leaked beta is now deactivated and was "not meant for public release".
"As most of you know by now, this evening an accidental leak occurred of some early Mass Effect 3 beta code. Microsoft has advised us that through human error at their end, content which was meant for internal beta testing was flagged incorrectly and released to individuals who had signed up for the beta of the Xbox Live dashboard update. It has since been taken down and deactivated."
"Wed like to stress that the leaked code is in a rough, unfinished state and was not meant for public release. The content is not final, and is not reflective of the quality of the finished, polished game due for release [in March]."
"We want to stress that these features are still in the early stages of development and will receive considerable iteration and refinement," he said. "These modes are designed to give players an even finer degree of control over their game experience than ever before. Whether it be someone who finds the combat difficult but wants to experience the amazing story, someone who wants to focus on the action and combat game play, or fans who want the rich, story-driven RPG Mass Effect experience theyve come to love - Mass Effect 3 will support all of these options. Well have more info in the days ahead."
Specific details pertaining to the leaked beta are available in a thread on NeoGaf, however, beware that a number of potential spoilers are present.