Thieves made off with a truck transporting the entire launch shipment of Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, according to a Dutch report.
Barcodes and serial numbers of stolen games have been passed on to retailers, and the stolen games have been blacklisted by Ubisoft’s DRM authentication servers. If you’re in the Benelux and looking to pick up a copy of the game, you may want to use a trustworthy retailer and not some bloke you meet at the local bar.
While Ubisoft has managed to scramble about getting stock to retailers for launch this week, there’s bad news for those who’d ordered the Join or Die edition, as these limited collector’s items can’t be re-manufactured. It’s not clear whether affected customers will be compensated; it’s probably best to chat to your retailer.
Assassin’s Creed 3 arrives on PC in Europe today.