Those playing Far Cry 4 on PC and experiencing field of view issues (FOV) have inadvertently revealed that they have "accidentally" pirated Ubisoft's open-world game, according to director Alex Hutchinson who states that legitimate copies have none of those issues.The anti-piracy measure has caused a lot of complaints from users online, who have quite obviously sourced it from non-legitimate means. Such a system to combat piracy isn't exactly new either, with a number of high-profile games utilising game-breaking mechanics to prevent pirates from enjoying the game for free.
"I played it a bit, but couldn't bear the fov," one Reddit user
moaned. "Even tried going into config files and ini files, didn't find any fov commands."
While it is definitely a nice triumphant against PC piracy, it most likely won't stop pirates gaining access to the game. As eski points out in the comments below, the only reason there is no FOV slider is because it wasn't in the base game, which Ubisoft are hoping is the only version pirates download. Of course that most likely won't be the case for long as it has become quite common for pirates to have access to the latest patches even without connecting to the Internet.
For more on Far Cry 4 make sure you check out AusGamers' review
to see our thoughts on Ubisoft next iteration of open-world action.