Xbox One players are reeling from the effects of Far Cry 4’s release this past week. Members who purchased the game digitally through the Xbox Live Marketplace received error messages when trying to upload the game. This prompted a response from the Microsoft team who released their statement via VideoGamer.
“On Monday, some users were unable to access their digitally purchased base edition of ‘Far Cry 4.’ Our team has resolved the issue and all access to the title has been restored.”
These issues didn’t just extend to game play only, but at one point Far Cry was removed from Xbox Live store completely, even if players had already purchased the game. We covered the story earlier this week. The corrupt file prompted many to question Microsoft’s DRM policies. Players worried that purchased games were no longer accessible once Microsoft delisted them from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Luckily Microsoft also addressed the issue with their previous statement.
“If customers own the rights to a game, they can visit their download history and initiate a re-download whenever they please – even if the game has been delisted from Xbox Store and is no longer available for purchase.”
Typically removed or delisted games from console’s online stores are due to licensing and trademark issues. No official word has been given as to what exactly caused Far Cry 4 to be removed from the Xbox Live Marketplace, but all issues have since been rectified. Please visit Xbox Live or Ubisoft for continued updates on Far Cry 4.