Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one of the most anticipated games of the year. The game has just been released in some regions and leaked copies are already floating around the Internet. That is not to say the game has been cracked yet - What's been circulating in P2P networks are Clones of the original DVD with SecuROM DRM still active. As reported earlier, an updated version of SecuROM with online activation is embedded into the game.


A torrent titled 'Crysis Warhead 2008 PC CLONCD ENG-Chinese' appeared on a well known private tracker moments ago and the following information is given on the NFO:

Type: Legal copy
Crack: Coming soon...
Language: English, Chinese
Size: 5.91 GB

Since the anti piracy protection remains active, non legitimate users may find it impossible to run the game using this image. One option for them would be to mount the image using an emulation software such as Daemon Tools and to turn on SecuROM emulation on DT. It's unlikely that the emulation method will work with new SecuROM protection that comes with Crysis Warhead. So at the moment there are not many options left for pirates other than to wait for an executable which has the DRM removed. The leaked clone DVD images are all P2P releases and do not come from the Warez scene. A possible scene release will most likely contain a crack that removes the much hated SecuROM DRM present in the game.