MWEB GameZone writes: "Ubisoft might have just killed third party copies of Far Cry 4 , as the digital version of the game bought via G2Play, eBay stores and G2A have been deleted from their Uplay accounts. Here are the details."
*Facepalm* 2014 ended bad for Ubisoft with the whole ACUnity debacle, 2015 is not starting well..
Indeed, not gonna buy a Ubisoft game again until they sort themselves out tbh!
Incidents like this one is the reason why I stay away from going digital. Physical copy of games will always trump their digital counterparts ;)
The reason Ubisoft is removing these copies from peoples accounts, from what I've heard, is because these were stolen keys. That's the problem with these 3rd party key resellers, they regularly sell stolen keys. Removing/blocking these games/keys is actually a standard practice, Ubisoft is far from the only publisher to do this. I certainly do not like Ubisoft, nor do I enjoy taking their side, but in this case Ubisoft is right.
Where did you hear the keys were stolen? G2Play has been around for a very long time and they use keys straight from the boxed versions as stated in the article. Its from a bunch of different sites not just one scaly one
I'm not going to be stupid and buy from a 3rd party company selling US made games from Hong Kong. The game is almost $20 cheaper. So why is all there games a lot cheaper from anything else? Also China is well known selling illegal copies. Also your paying through G2Play for steam codes to download Far Cry 4 to play on steam? That doesn't sound right to me. I'm looking through the website and even on early access games. There is no way to get an actual illegal copy without buying an early access game from steam on some of those games. That means there losing money for every purchase for early access games. And having there system recognize the code they used as illegal copy says a lot about purchasing from them. There generating codes for Steam some how that's not in Ubisofts system.
Fair enough, but why doesn't Ubi confirm it's stolen keys? Also, as the article shows, why is there no official response to the many queries regarding this on their own forum?
Well it could just be part of there program that automatically deletes accounts not recognized. Maybe they are legit and they just forgot to add G2Play to there system but I still wouldn't buy from them. Also I would think you couldn't really tell this purchase was from G2Play specifically. How would they know that account was created when the code they give you is to play on steam? So I would think there would no way to warn others that there deleting accounts from G2Play. Also there system recognized it as a hacked copy. Why would you warn that certain person we just want you to know we are deleting your account for Far Cry 4. Sorry for your inconvenience for hacking are copy of are game^^ I wouldn't.
I am guessing its because G2Play is buying the game keys from Chinese wholesales who is buying them with stolen cards and then when the cards get charged back Ubisoft are out of pocket. I had this happen to me with iTunes vouchers I used to buy from TradeTang years ago. Its a Chinese website thats like ebay and sells a lot of fake stuff but also digital items like PSN cards and iTunes vouchers cheap. When I called iTunes to find out why my iTunes account was banned and lost access to all my music in the cloud they explained it was because I had bought iTunes vouchers that had been purchases with stolen cards that got charged back to them. They refused to refund me and said I should goto the seller on the site and get a refund.
@Sillicur G2Play and G2A are different key resellers. The article is false in pointing out that Ubisoft is deactivating G2Play keys as nothing states that at this time. However, it would be likely as Ubisoft has stated they're deactivating keys from G2A; an "unofficial reseller". Therefore, that states that G2A is getting their keys from who the heck knows where and they haven't clarified on how or where they're getting them from. Key resellers are shady as they often acquire their keys in a variety of ways. This can be buying them cheap in another region, through chargebacks, stealing them under false aliases, etc.
HanCilliers, if they publicly confirm the keys are stolen, some sites might ask them to prove it in court or face charges of false accusation and reputation/profit damages etc. They might KNOW they were stolen. Proving it, though, is another story... I'm not saying it is the case, anyway. The stolen card theory is more likely to be true, as common as it is.
And I have no sympathy. Why would you buy a digital download that is from Hong Kong? It's probably cheaper for a reason.
It is cheaper yes, but the reason is due to exchange rates of different countries, not because of some illegal activities from said sites as far as I can tell at the moment. I have sympathy for people who bought the game and got it removed (without warning i might add)
@N4GDgAPc Yeah i know right you would have thought after the same thing happened with sniper elite 3 people would be smarter where they buy their games from.
First of all, not all of the games are from Hong Kong mother fucker, so calm down. G2A is well known for selling legitimate games, so just because these resellers are selling them, and if you have g2a shield, you're fine.
I have some strong feeling about this and a underline theroy behind this. First Myself like many others have used these sites myself Fast2play its great way to save bit money specially if your uncertain its for you. Ok biggest Fact here the keys are Legit the keys are sold to them if they wernt legit that mean they stolen Ubi never claimed this.. So after some deep thought i came to a conclusion thoe could be wrong maybe the company is in a financial loss maybe The crewdidnt take off that well maybe FC4 didnt sell as well they pridicted. So maybe they thought why not cancel any keys we beleave bought by these sites forcing users to rebuy our games. Its kinda odd they wait till now to do this not at the time of release of FC4.
ever since G.R.A.W. 2, it's been a steady decline for ubisoft.
They did broken games, removed the game from the Xbox store for a day meaning xbox owners couldn't play digital copies of the game and now they are stopping PC owners playing the game.. PS4 owners better watch out your the only ones left! At least when EA were bad it was for reasons we were expecting and were used to Ubisoft are becoming a joke lately..
i bought the game from g2a, the game is still in my account however, if it does get removed any time soon, im never buying or playing a ubisoft game ever again.
Good to hear that not everyone who bought it has had their game removed. Although the exact numbers are unknown at the time of writing, It does seem to be a widepsread occurance looking at the Reddit / Ubisoft threads linked in the article
UPDATE: i looked into this, if you buy the game directly from g2a you should be fine, however, g2a has 3rd party sellers some of which bought the keys will fake credit cards and sold them to people, so if you buy it from the main g2a seller, you should be fine. UPDATE 2: looks like g2a removed most of their 3rd party sellers leaving only the top rated ones, which is good!
Well hearing that now I can't trust G2Play at all if a 3rd party company has other 3rd party companies on top of them selling games. I'm sorry but there is bound to be illegal copies some were^^
Same here. I got the $90 Gold Edition at G2A for only $40. It's still in my account, and I can currently still play it.
Yet another downfall of digital. Thanks, but I'll stick to my physical copy where I actually have control over what I buy/want to buy. I'd love to see Ubisoft try to go out to all the GameStop's of the world and pull all copies of Far Cry 4 used off the shelves... HA!
it turns out, the people who were selling the keys were not legit sellers, they stole the keys with fake credit cards and sold them to the public. this is completely different than official retailers
I read on the fourum Ubi never stated the keys were stolen.
Lol physical copies are old dude. Been playing digital on PC for years so no idea what your on about.
And if you ever find yourself completely skint you have no game collection to sell. A couple of years back I needed alot of money quickly and was totally skint, sold half my game collection which I no longer touched and had most the money just like that.
So? I have more ownership/control over my games than you do.
That is rather disturbing that they are dropping it. I personally buy a few titles through third parties. I hope this doesn't become the norm for Ubisoft titles.
I admit I've purchased a few keys for Steam games on G2A however, they are sometimes so ridiculously cheap you have to wonder if they're stolen. Buying a recently released game for $25 off should be a red flag, but I haven't had any games removed yet. Generally I stick to GMG, Steam, and others deals I find on cheapshark.
If you by stuff at shady shops, you need to be prepared for consequences. If the price is too good to be true, then, you know, it's too good to be true.
your rings on my anus growing liek fart made by nasa who has no relative theory but be pathetic internet terorist im reporting u to internet authority for how stupid your comment is
regardless what u buy if someone sells u product at any retailer u pay for it therefore it is god damn yours i buy from g2a all time im sueing ubisoft now. if walmart sells me 90 inch flatscreen 4k tv for 300 bux marked down from 3000 they didnt add 0 u gonna remove me when i make return if it breaks down hell no. consumer is always god damn right i god damn mean always fuck you ubisoft good hting i ifnished game but ill get my money back ubisoft your next god darn islamic terroists of video gameing community worst then pathetic ea
Your logic is wrong. It would be more like you bought a car from someone that stole that car which you didn't know it was stolen. You think cops would let you keep the car? No.
Oooh yea digital downloads are the future, it's easy and simple and you never own it just renting. I'll stick to Disc thank you.
Ubi has to watch themselvs with some big titles like the Division and Seige they need get there act together.
bought several games from sites from G2A and kinguin, never had a game taken away, but..... then again, i never bought a ubisoft game :) and that is to bad to, because i was considering on buying anno 2070, i guess i will just have to skip it.
@above Tbh i would hold off till this gets resolved trust me ubi will back down they wont make statement there just allow the keys to be used and working not many companys own up for making bad choices.
i spoke with live assistance on g2a tough, And the guy told me that, for people suffering this, they will refund or give a new key. I still dont agree with ubisoft, what do they prefer ? People buying cheaper keys, or people pirating their games? I for one wont buy a retail game for 60€ unless its something i really really want.
There's no difference between buying stolen keys and piracy. This is the best way to handle it. Sellers selling stolen keys refunding their money. This will take away financial incentives to such practices.
Yeh fast2play has a buyers protection where if key doesnt work they give you refund towrds another Game or new key. Again i really dont beleave these were stolen just a very cheeky way ubi getting back money.
Well I bought a FC4 key from g2a and was like 10 hours into the game, stop playing for a week and come back to find my key banned. I went through the process of contacting ubi and g2a support and gave g2a all the info they asked me to provide. Its been 2 weeks and g2a still hasn't resolved my issue...smh.
If it was a physical copy, this crap wouldn't have happened.. i'm sticking with that method so i dont get done over by these companies
THIS is why I refuse to start buying all my games digitally. No one can take my physical copies away whenever they please.
Here's an idea if you like the game and don't want to support the developers or publishers, buy a (pre-owned)used copy of the game.
So I had mine Far Cry 4 deleted from my Uplay account. Then when I've typed in the key it say that, that key has been banned. Spoke with Ubisoft first and they've told me that I needed to contact the retailer (G2A) so I did. I've filled in complaint form with screenshot of my Uplay game list and message I had when trying to insert the code. Today got answer from them saying that I will receive full refund and got given 5 euro discount code. All good and nice but I just had a look at my Uplay account and guess what....... Far Cry 4 is back on ready to download. I don't know what the hell just happened.
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