Reports are starting to surface that Ubisoft is killing Far Cry 4 copies bought through third-party resellers, namely G2Play and G2A. Both are popular digital retailers based in Hong Kong that scan and/or photograph the keys from retail boxes. The games are a lot cheaper there and the internet allows them to sell those keys digitally worldwide where the games cost more.
“This is an outrageous and ridiculous way of doing business. And don’t you think as I do, that maybe those people who actually PAY for the game (even though Ubisoft will make a few bucks less in Poland because I bought the game from…I don’t know, a…hungarian original retailer), will, in time, in frustration, after that sort of strategy and behaviour, after the way you made people buy not-finished games, will stop buying them at all or keep using less scrupulous retailers to get what they want? And nobody wants that.” – Voiced a user on the Ubisoft support forums
The above statement doesn’t stand on its own, as the forum thread has 19 pages with over 180 posts at the time of writing, mostly with support for the OP.
Ubisoft killing Far Cry 4 copies bought through third-party key sellers
Posted on Monday, January 26 2015 @ 22:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
eTeknix spreads news that Ubisoft is killing Far Cry 4 copies that were bought through third-party resellers, namely G2Play and G2A. What exactly is going on is unknown but there are rumors that the keys were stolen and maybe that's the reason why they're being blocked. While it sucks for the people who bought these keys, let this serve as a warning that buying cheap keys from third-party sources can have consequences.