G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement.
G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels.
The service sells keys both through its own stock as well as act as an eBay-esque mediator for others to sell theirs. The site was among those that sold Far Cry 4 PC keys to consumers, many of which were deactivated and removed from Uplay accounts by Ubisoft.
Today, G2A has released a statement through Facebook to clarify its position.
“As some of you may already know, steps have been taken to remove games purchased indirectly from a publisher, via main marketplaces in the web. G2A.COM is not in any case responsible for any of these procedures. However, we are well aware of this process and will do everything possible to compensate for that.
“For users who have made transactions without G2A Shield, we will check if the corresponding merchant was responsible for the withdrawal of the code. If so, these users will get a compensation. Any user who used G2A Shield affected by the current process will get either a new code for the game or the money back.
“G2A.COM will make every possible exertion to prevent this kind of procedures in the future and exclude merchants responsible for such incidents from the marketplace.”
G2A Shield is an optional service the site provides whereby you pay an extra fee to guarantee receiving a valid cd key, should you choose to buy it from a marketplace reseller. It’s interesting that the statement seems to only deal with keys bought through this method and not through the site’s main stock.
Earlier this morning, Ubisoft confirmed that deactivated keys were fraudulently purchased through Origin. EA has since removed all Ubisoft products from the service to prevent further fraudulent purchases.