Ubisoft is reactivating some of the Far Cry 4 keyslast week, allowing players who purchased the game from third-party sites to reclaim their copy.
The offer is open to anyone who had already logged on and played the game prior to the cancellation, but the company reserves the right to cancel fraudulently purchased keys in the future.
Ubisoft started deactivating keys bought from retail sites like G2Play and G2A last week, claiming that they had been sourced fraudulently.
“After further investigation into the matter of keys that were fraudulently purchased on EA's Origin store, we are reinstating keys for consumers who already had successfully activated and started playing the games,” a representative.
“We are working with EA to prevent situations like this from happening again, and we will continue to deactivate keys that are found to be fraudulently obtained and resold. We strongly recommend that players purchase keys and downloadable games only from the Uplay shop or trusted retailers.”
From a PR perspective this is probably a smart move on's part. Sky-high pricing on Uplay means that the second-hand CD key trade won't be quite that easy to get rid of, but the unfortunate truth is that cheap deals are generally too good to be true.