The removed copies appear to all originate from third party CD-key sellers and independent eBay stores, with customers who visited retail sites G2Play and G2A notably affected. Ubisoft is yet to issue an official statement.
This isn't the first time that the sale of third-party CD keys has ruffled publishers' feathers. Devolver Digitalthat it would cancel any keys purchased from G2A. "Devolver Digital games purchased on @G2A_com are not legitimate, not guaranteed, and not supported," tweeted the company. We are actively canceling those keys."
For the moment Ubisoftdisgruntled customers back to the website that they initially purchased their keys from.
G2Play owner 7 Entertainment got into hot waterafter it emerged that the company had been selling on Humble Bundle discounted charity keys for a profit.