Far Cry 4 is a franchise that’s seen its fair share of virtual pirates since it first launched back in 2004. But it wasn’t until recently–thanks to the cunning of the game’s developer Ubisoft Montreal–that some of Far Cry‘s PC players began exposing themselves as real life pirates. And I mean “real life pirates” as in: people who steal video games. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
A slew of complaints came raining in on Ubisoft over the last day, claiming that Far Cry 4 was missing a feature that allows players to adjust the game’s field of view– something that’s rather common in any PC first-person shooter. After receiving a bunch of these complaints, here’s how Ubisoft Montreal Creative Director Alex Hutchinson decided to address the masses over this issue:
PC players! If you’re online complaining about the lack of FOV control … You pirated the game.
— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) November 18, 2014
Yikes! The field of view feature was added in as part of Far Cry 4‘s day one patch, which would have been intentionally skipped by anyone who owned a pirated version of the game. Sick burn, Ubisoft!
While there’s been no action taken against the supposed pirates, the humiliation of being roped in and then publicly exposed as a video game thief should serve as enough of a warning to video game pirates to, I don’t know, perhaps be decent fans of video games who support the industry by purchasing titles like the rest of us do. You already spent all of that money on a high-end PC, another $60 shouldn’t hurt too bad, right?