Today, Ubisoft has announced that they are deactivating copies of Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed Unity that were acquired on the grey market. Games that were purchased on reseller sites like G2Play and Kinguin are the ones being targeted but those site have not been free of controversy themselves. These reseller sites sell codes for these games at well below market value and how these sites get these codes to begin with is not exactly known.
While the consumers may have purchased the games legitimately, the problem is with the resellers themselves. Gamers took to Ubisoft’s forum to complain about the deactiviation, but the only thing Ubisoft has said to anyone was: “We regularly deactivate keys that were fraudulently obtained and resold. In this case, we are currently investigating the origin of the fraud, and will update customers as soon as we have more information to share. In the meantime, customers should contact the vendor from whom they purchased the key.”
If you used a reseller to get the game, you should check with your vendor and make sure you are still able to play the games.