Hackers have illegally accessed Ubisoft’s uPlay servers, gaining access to multiple titles including the previously (officially) unannounced “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.”
Gameranx reports that the hackers were able to fool the uPlay launcher into thinking that the user had purchased games that they in fact, didn’t. The hackers’ software allowed them to download and play any game they wanted offline, thus bypassing the uPlay DRM.
We know they got their hands on “Blood Dragon” because they began posting videos for it on YouTube–it’s MTV’s policy to not link to illegally obtained content, and at this point, it looks like Ubisoft’s lawyers were able to successfully pull the 30 minutes or so of footage.
A lot of what’s been released and “leaked” online for “Blood Dragon” has had the feel of a very deliberate stealth marketing campaign, but obviously this doesn’t do Ubisoft (or anyone, save the thieves stealing the game) any good. Hopefully, we’ll get some official word on what’s happening with “Blood Dragon” soon.
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