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AMD to Bundle Far Cry 6 with Ryzen 5000 Processors

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AMD will bundle Far Cry 6 with select Ryzen 5000 processors, according to terms and conditions for the AMD Rewards program listed on its website. The new bundle is set to go into effect on October 20.

The digital download and in-game items are listed as part of the "Q4 2020 AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors Game Bundle Promotion," and includes the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X, as well as products from system integrators featuring those chips. A similar giveaway will be included for older chips, including the Ryzen 9 3950X, Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT.

Per the terms, codes for the game need to be redeemed "no later than January 30, 2021, to obtain application downloads," which is particularly interesting because Far Cry 6 isn't set to be launched until February 18, 2021. Those who get the game through this promotion will do so through Ubisoft's Uplay launcher.

That could mean that those who buy these processors won't get the bundled game for months after purchase, rather than the instant gratification that tends to come with game bundles included with CPUs or GPUs.

Far Cry 6, which features actor Giancarlo Esposito, will launch in February for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.  

  • nofanneeded
    AMD should bundle Steam cards for $50 worth game and let us choose the game we want. this is not fair for people who already own the game or dont like it.
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  • hotaru.hino
    nofanneeded said:
    AMD should bundle Steam cards for $50 worth game and let us choose the game we want. this is not fair for people who already own the game or dont like it.
    How else will key resellers stay in business?

    Though on a more serious note, "value-added" goodies like these are there as gateway items. Companies will do this if they think that giving away something will help bolster their sales of their stuff. Considering that Steam is ubiquitous in PC gaming and it's not a matter of if, but when you'll buy something from them, Valve doesn't really have a reason to give things away for the purposes of hoping you'll buy more from them in the future.

    Besides, you might be forced to use Steam anyway.
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  • nofanneeded
    hotaru.hino said:
    How else will key resellers stay in business?

    Still selling the key wont give you the full worth of the game but half of it. still not fair against people who want it and benefitting from the offer at full price.

    Besides , I dont think that FarCry 6 is given to AMD for free , it is just some one million items ordered by AMD that costs them some $2 per key only , but for us the end user we cant get such cheap deals to begin with , for us it is worth $50 if we want the game.
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  • thepersonwithaface45
    nofanneeded said:
    Still selling the key wont give you the full worth of the game but half of it. still not fair against people who want it and benefitting from the offer at full price.

    Besides , I dont think that FarCry 6 is given to AMD for free , it is just some one million items ordered by AMD that costs them some $2 per key only , but for us the end user we cant get such cheap deals to begin with , for us it is worth $50 if we want the game.
    It's not increasing the retail cost of the hardware so I'm not sure what the issue is. If you don't want the game but want the hardware, you aren't 'paying' for the game anyways, it's already at that set price.
    The game is a bonus.
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  • nofanneeded
    thepersonwithaface45 said:
    It's not increasing the retail cost of the hardware so I'm not sure what the issue is. If you don't want the game but want the hardware, you aren't 'paying' for the game anyways, it's already at that set price.
    The game is a bonus.

    make a more fair bonus that all benefit from it and not only the ones who like the game or want it.

    not a hard thing to ask. and $50 Steam card is the same Value if it is modified to give one game only , that is cant be abused to get many discounted games . that is Choose ONE game that is $50 or below using this card.
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  • hotaru.hino
    nofanneeded said:
    Still selling the key wont give you the full worth of the game but half of it. still not fair against people who want it and benefitting from the offer at full price.
    The game doesn't add anything to the cost of the hardware it's bundled with. Even selling the key for $2 is coming out ahead.

    nofanneeded said:
    Besides , I dont think that FarCry 6 is given to AMD for free , it is just some one million items ordered by AMD that costs them some $2 per key only , but for us the end user we cant get such cheap deals to begin with , for us it is worth $50 if we want the game.
    If anything, I'd argue Ubisoft had to pay AMD for the promotion because 1. it's bundled with their product and 2. AMD has to setup infrastructure to support the distribution of the keys. So really Ubisoft should be paying us to use their product if you want to make it a fair comparison. But either way, the argument is moot because they're using the "loss leader" business tactic.

    Besides, if you want the game, your choices are to spend $50 or $300+. Unless you were looking to upgrade, I think the choice is obvious which is better.

    nofanneeded said:
    make a more fair bonus that all benefit from it and not only the ones who like the game or want it.

    not a hard thing to ask. and $50 Steam card is the same Value if it is modified to give one game only , that is cant be abused to get many discounted games . that is Choose ONE game that is $50 or below using this card.
    Again, that requires Valve to actually agree to something like this. Valve has no reason to do a promotion like this because Steam is still a fundamental pillar in PC gaming.
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  • thepersonwithaface45
    nofanneeded said:
    make a more fair bonus that all benefit from it and not only the ones who like the game or want it.

    not a hard thing to ask. and $50 Steam card is the same Value if it is modified to give one game only , that is cant be abused to get many discounted games . that is Choose ONE game that is $50 or below using this card.
    But who doesn't wanna play far cry 6?
    Jokes aside, $50 on steam can be abused WAY more than a key for a game that some people want and some don't want.
    $50 steam card? What is that, 10-13 keys and crates in CSGO which (probably) won't be turned into $400 knives, but the option is there.
    Steam card is more risky and more expensive as opposed to companies sponsoring each other for a game incentive. I think it works, but maybe that's because I like far cry.
    I mean, I ain't buying the card I don't think, unless benchmarks are 3080 level and raytracing works.
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  • hotaru.hino
    Promotions like these I'd argue aren't really there to help sell the hardware. It's just there to add perceived value to the product or to help sway people who were on the fence. Because if you're going to spend $300+ to save $50, I have questions about your financial sense.
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  • Gurg
    So AMD is indicating that their new best CPUs aren't attractive enough to entice buyers on their own without including promotions? LOL
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    hotaru.hino said:
    If anything, I'd argue Ubisoft had to pay AMD for the promotion because 1. it's bundled with their product and 2. AMD has to setup infrastructure to support the distribution of the keys. So really Ubisoft should be paying us to use their product if you want to make it a fair comparison. But either way, the argument is moot because they're using the "loss leader" business tactic.
    I'm 99.9% sure AMD has to pay / cooperate with the game publisher, but the price per key is generally very low. This is a value add for AMD, not for the game publishers. Well, unless it's a terrible game that no one is buying maybe? It's also usually "while supplies last," which is a good indication that the agreement is for some set number of copies. Is that 100K copies at $1 each, or $5 each, or some other number? Only AMD and the publisher know, and they're not going to say anything.
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