Ubisoft Offering $5 Off PC Version of Far Cry 2, Details DRM

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Two quick bits of news to report today regarding the PC version of Far Cry 2. First, Ubisoft is offering a $5 pre-order discount through its Digital Store. So if you want to save a few bucks and get the downloadable version, might as well take them up on the offer.

If you plan on getting the PC version in any capacity, this next development will certainly be important for you to read up on. Max Console picked up on a post in the official Ubisoft forums by the Ubi Forum Manager detailing the game’s DRM and SecuROM implementation. According to the forum manage, 5 activations will be provided for use on up to 3 separate PCs, and a “revoke” system will be in place to allow for unlimited installs as long as you properly uninstall the game to “refund” the activation. Hit the jump to read the full DRM overview.

Some DRM points that will hopefully answer some of your questions and will clarify some misunderstandings about our DRM and SecuROM:

– You have 5 activations on 3 separate PCs.

– Uninstalling the game “refunds” an activation. This process is called “revoke”, so as long as you complete proper uninstall you will be able to install the game an unlimited number of times on 3 systems.

– You can upgrade your computer as many time as you want (using our revoke system)

– Ubisoft is committed to the support of our games, and additional activations can be provided.

– Ubisoft is committed to the long term support of our games: you’ll always be able to play Far Cry 2.

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