Ubisoft re-selling torrented music?

UPDATE: Ubisoft "investigating" the matter.

UPDATE: Ubisoft has told Eurogamer it is "currently investigating" the matter.

ORIGINAL STORY: Ubisoft has been accused of downloading a torrented version of its own Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood soundtrack and then re-selling it as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game on PC.

The evidence comes from a user on Reddit, who noticed that the Digital Deluxe Edition soundtrack was encoded by "arsa13" - the same alias linked to illegal rips of the Collector's Edition soundtrack.

This poses a delicious question: is Ubisoft now guilty of piracy?

We've asked the publisher for an explanation.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood arrives tomorrow. Included are two exclusive single-player maps; two multiplayer characters; one Ezio skin; a codex written by Altair (hero of Assassin's Creed 1); themed trading cards; map of Rome; a film documenting the lineage of AC; a Making Of documentary and - yes - the game's soundtrack.

Pre-order the game on Get Games for a free Digital Deluxe Edition upgrade.

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