Trials Evolution, the long-awaited sequel to XBLA hit Trials HD was last night leaked on a number of file-sharing websites. Gameplay videos of the leaked version were also being uploaded to Youtube but have since been removed. Developers RedLynx responded on the game’s official forums:

Unfortunately there has been some unofficial information coming out ahead of the development process. We assure you we are aware of these and will be tackling the issue with our partners.

Here is an important thing for you to know: the leaked version does not have any online functionality, which is crucial to the Trials experience. Lead boards, friend challenges, online multiplayer and global track sharing are all fundamental features of the game which cannot be fully experience ahead of launch. Even single player uses an asynchronous multiplayer feature in a new way. Without these core online features, the game cannot be experience properly before launch.

We’re continuing to polish and finish up the game, and we’ll have a new trailer coming soon which will give people a much better look into everything the game will hold and when they can expect to see it.

Along these lines, please keep in mind these policies:
• Do not post links to illegal copies of games, movies or other copyright material.
• That includes links to videos from leaked versions of our games

Thank you for your patience and your support. We assure you the wait will be worth it.

The PC version of Trials 2 SE was also “leaked” onto torrent sites before its official release however this later turned out to be instigated by RedLynx themselves as a viral marketing tool. Trials Evolution is set to hit XBLA later this year.

Source: Eurogamer