Ubisoft is accused of torrenting its own soundtrack to include it in a Collector's Edition pack.
Ubisoft has been accused of selling pirated materials which it itself made as part of the Collector's Edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
The accusation revolves around the soundtrack for the Digital Deluxe Collector's Edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the meta-data of which reveal it to be a torrented version which was encoded by 'Arsa13', rather than Ubisoft.
Exactly why Ubisoft included an illegally ripped version of the soundtrack in the Digital Deluxe package, rather than the official copies, is unclear. Ubisoft has told Eurogamer
that it is now investigating the matter.
This isn't the first time that Ubisoft has distributed illegal versions of its own software, however. Back in 2008 Ubisoft released a patch for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 which allowed players to run the game without the CD in the drive. PC gamers quickly discovered, however, that the patch was actually just an existing
NO-CD hack by pirate group Reloaded
'Needless to say we do not support or condone copy protection circumvention methods like this and this particular incident is in direct conflict with Ubisoft's policies,
' said the company in an official statement at that time.
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