"We've had a massive amount of opt-ins to the Insider program which is awesome", 343 explains, "but it's way more people than we can comfortably accommodate in our first flight out the door".
Developer 343 Industries has revealed that the code underpinning its highly limited Insider beta program for the PC version of Halo Reach has leaked online but warned that anyone caught playing it illegally will face a ban when the full game launches.
Halo: Reach is now in beta testing for PC users with just 1,000 lucky players being invited to try it out. Halo Insider MCC Flight One includes an updated version of the E3 build of Halo: Reach, including the "Tip of the Spear" campaign mission. If you download or play this illegal copy, we have the right to ban all associated accounts and remove you from all current or future 343 programs. He says they suspect it will be a lengthy process, so they're aiming to get the game itself to PC players quickly and then the Forge and Theater will come later through working with Ruffian and Splash Damage. "The Microsoft Service Agreement can be found here". "We are prepared for how to handle it on our ends and this is just more so a reminder warning to people that if they circumvent it there are consequences".
Presumably you will still be allowed to buy and play Halo Reach when it comes out, but then again players will have to link the game to an Xbox account to play online.
Some people had claimed 343 Industries favored game streamers and content creators when it came to handing out beta keys, but Davis said 5 out of 6 people were chosen specifically due to their hardware setups, while the rest were content creators and close friends of the studio, including pro players it had worked with in the past.