Ubisoft: Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were stolen

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 28 2015 @ 13:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Ubisoft logo
Earier this week we wrote Ubisoft killed Far Cry 4 copies that were bought via third-party sellers like G2Play and G2A. Ubisoft claims the measures, which also affected Assassin's Creed Unity keys, were taken because these keys weren't legit.

Ubisoft has told MCV that the deactivated serial keys were not just ones bought from other markets, but had been obtained via stolen credit cards. The game publishers recommends people to only buy from trusted sources, like its own webshop.
Key strippers have come under fire from publishers who are finding their profit margins eroding due to the practice. However, they’re usually reluctant to do anything about it out of risk of upsetting fans, which is what has happened this weekend.

Yet Ubisoft has told MCV that these codes were not just ones bought from other markets, but had actually been stolen.

“We regularly deactivate keys that were fraudulently obtained and resold,” the firm told us. “In this case, we are currently investigating the origin of the fraud, and will update customers as soon as we have more information to share. In the meantime, customers should contact the vendor from whom they purchased the key.”


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



Loading Comments