Far Cry 4 PC users accidentally reveal they pirated the game


Far Cry 4 users complaining about the lack of PC field of view (FOV) controls are inadvertently revealing themselves to have pirated copies of the game.

All legitimate copies connected to the internet will have automatically received the feature via a launch day patch, Far Cry 4 director Alex Hutchinson revealed.

The lack of FOV controls drew ire from a number of users who had sourced copies of the game prior to its official launch yesterday.

"I played it a bit, but couldn't bear the fov," one Reddit user moaned. "Even tried going into config files and ini files, didn't find any fov commands."

Twitter users both before and after launch day also had complaints.

Overall, Far Cry 4 is being well-received by early adopters - and has escaped the technical problems that have plagued fellow Ubisoft open world Assassin's Creed Unity.

Three issues have cropped up so far - crashes on the PC build due to peripherals, PS3 save problems for those with Far Cry 3 savefiles and an issue where some users have not received pre-order bonus items. Ubisoft is investigating these issues now and has already detailed the changes coming in an imminent second patch.

"Far Cry 4 does all the things that its predecessor did and more," Aoife Wilson wrote in Eurogamer's Far Cry 4 review. "That said, more does not necessarily mean better, and the truth is that the wilds of Kyrat simply aren't as beguiling as the Rook Islands were."

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