Far Cry 4 Copies Bought from Third Party Sellers Killed

/ 2 years ago


Buying cheap game keys from third-party resellers might seem like a tempting opportunity, but one that doesn’t necessarily end the way one would have hoped.

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.

This isn’t the first-time publishers have cancelled third-party keys. Devolver Digital also cancelled any keys obtained through the G2Play website.

Ubisoft has reportedly been advising customers to contact the seller and claim that the license removal is not their fault, yet no official word has been given just yet. There are also rumours going around that the keys were stolen and that’s why they’re being blocked – a normal procedure when shipments of keys/games get highjacked.

What do you think about this latest Ubisoft incident? Stolen keys or just another case of publishers that see a potential smaller profit?

Thanks to GameZone for providing us with this information

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  • Scion

    Here’s a story about the Games industry.

    A young dragon, freshly hatched, made friends with a group of dwarves. The dragon found that his fire breath impressed his new friends and so he helped the dwarves build a beautiful cave together. They started to fill the cave with gold and while the dwarves dutifully dug, the dragon happily helped them melt it into coins using his fire.

    After a few years hundreds of dwarves started living in the cave. The dragon got so big, that he started eating a few now and then. When the amount of gold started to flow less, the dragon grew impatient. In his anger he started eating more and more dwarves until there were none left and all dwarves in the world knew that this dragon could not be trusted. And so the cave grew dark and the dragon sat on his pile of gold. But now he was growing hungry, so he had to leave the cave in search of food. Each time he returned, he discovered that the pile of gold had grown smaller.

    The dragon was outraged, “WHO IS STEALING MY TREASURE!” he roared. But there was no answer. The weeks went by until the the pile of gold completely disappeared. That was when the dragon saw the cracks in the floor of his home. Without the dwarves to fix the holes or add more gold, the coins were falling back into the earth beyond the dragon’s reach.

    In the end the dragon died. While digging after his lost gold the ruined cave fell on top of him. His greed, his arrogance and ignorance were his demise.

    The Dragon’s name was AAA Publishers.

    • Scion

      Shout out to DragonCorsair. PF is me. PcMsR forever!

  • Xavier Isaacson

    Dude, you really should do some research before posting click bait. G2A are already known to be dodgy because they sell Steam Gifts, something that goes completely against Valves Terms of Service and EULA. People who insist on buying from unlicensed sources deserve what they get, it really is that simple.

    If this were a small time dev revoking keys then every fucker from you to all the readers would be singing their praises, but because it’s Ubisoft, everyone sticks their pants on their heads and starts flinging their own shit. Shame on you for encouraging double standards and shame on you for your complete and utter lack of due dilligence. I’d expect this from some shitty shill website, but I expect better from eTeknix.

    • Sparker22

      Maybe you should re-read the article and realize that eTeknix in’t encouraging anything but rather just going based on reports and reporting information they received. Eteknix isn’t siding with anything. You also say G2A is dodgy but you forget to mention G2Play. Give the full story. It isn’t click-bait. based on the information in the article, the title still is relevant. Articles are meant to interest readers which is why the article is worded that way, but still is accurate. Also, assumptions are bad. Don’t do it.

  • Tom

    PcMsR forever!@#

  • Neil Fedder

    buu the whole point is that ubisoft continues to build crap games. why the hell would anyone pay for any of the crap coming out of their studios right now.

  • andre silva

    This to me seems to be just a way to ubisoft cash in some more bucks, using an excuse, i wouldn’t surprised if in some time someone proves no one stole keys as they say…