Revoked Far Cry 4 licenses bought on Origin with stolen credit cards

first_imgYesterday Ubisoft managed to anger gamers once again by removing Far Cry 4 licenses from their Uplay accounts with little explanation. These are gamers who believed they had purchased a legitimate license for the game through a third-party seller. Not so, said Ubisoft, stating the sellers had no right to offer the licenses for sale. Now new information reveals why they had no right to sell them: they were stolen.It turns out that all of the licenses Ubisoft revoked were purchased through EA’s Origin digital store. The problem is, the payments were done using stolen credit cards. EA informed Ubisoft of this fact, told them which license keys were “purchased,” and Ubisoft revoked all of them.Ubisoft’s handling of the situation is not great because they should have fully explained the situation up front and done something for the gamers affected. However, it’s the third-party sellers who offered the licenses that really need to be answering the questions right now. The most pertinent one being: how did they come into possession of so many stolen licenses? quickly followed by: why are they purchasing licenses in this way and not through Ubisoft directly?The named sellers in question include G2A and Kinguin. Kinguin has responded stating that Ubisoft’s action is unfair to players and ignores the right to resell digital games. Both Kinguin and G2A have said they will take action if anyone buying a revoked key gets in touch with them. Hopefully that means a full refund.What has transpired certainly puts the reputation of these online stores in doubt, but it seems unlikely gamers will stop using them. The cost difference is just too big to ignore in many cases, and as was pointed out in the comments on our coverage yesterday, the prices on well-known online stores in certain countries verges on the ridiculous.last_img read more

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