We all know by now that Ubisoft has a
love /hate relationship with pirates, where in the past the company even let it get in the way of paying customers. Fortunately, the whole DRM and piracy ordeal seems to have softened up a bit. However, Alex Hutchinson, the creative director at Ubisoft, dropped some surprising words on Twitter.
There is some explanation needed here. To start with, lots of folks were complaining that their field of view in Far Cry 4 wasn't "right," and understandably they blamed Ubisoft. What people forgot, though, is that Ubisoft released a day-one patch for the game, version 1.03, which fixes the FOV problem.
The original version 1.00 of the game never made it to paying customers, as they all logged into Uplay and got the patch immediately, but folks who downloaded the game illegally can't get access to updates for their game through Uplay, and thus the problem was never fixed for them. The original version had a number of problems, including a missing FOV slider.
In all likelihood, Hutchinson didn't post that Tweet to piss off the pirates; rather, he simply used the error to poke at the freeloaders. Funny though, isn't it, how a marketing team can turn a faulty release into a venting platform for the company? Still, it's good to know Ubisoft is still capable of trolling, and this just seems like a bit of harmless fun.