Ubisoft reinstates deactivated keys bought via Origin
But the company reasures they "will continue to deactivate keys that are found to be fraudulently obtained and resold".
Last week, Ubisoft pulled several games from Uplay accounts, that were believed to have been bought from non-licensed websites like Kinguin and G2A. However, this was then linked to several keys bought on Origin with stolen credit cards, and then resold to users at attractive price. The list of games resold included Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed: Unity, The Crew and Watch Dogs.
Now, Ubisoft had decided to reactivate the keys of users who already used them. Eurogamer reached out to Ubisoft, that released the following statement:
"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. Any remaining fraudulently obtained and resold keys have been deactivated."
The Ubisoft representative also assured that:
"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," before adding "we strongly recommend that players purchase keys and downloadable games only from the Uplay shop or trusted retailers."
If you where among the users affected by this issue, check your Uplay account to confirm you got your games back and let us know in the comments below.