Far Cry 2 goes gold – and Lazygamer was the first site in the world to know about it

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News has finally started getting around the internet that Far Cry 2 has officially gone gold. The real kicker for us is that Lazygamer was the first site in the world to know about it.

How did this happen? Bribes, spy camera? No , it’s actually quite simple.

The fact of the matter is simply that I happened to be sitting having dinner with Far Cry 2 developers Clint Hocking and LP Pharand when they received the message that the Xbox 360 version had officially gone into production.

So why didn’t we report this a week ago? Well, the answer to that is pretty simple too. Not only that but we have some very interesting info on how the Far Cry 2 DRM will work on PC.

That and more, after the jump.

So, the news. After the news reached them and the excited congratulatory handshake between the two of them was done, I asked if I could, you know, tell the world. I was unfortunately asked to wait for the official press release to come out, so the scoop was unscooped due to it being something that was considered “off the record”.

It was exciting news to hear first hand though and keeping it to myself was a pretty tough job in itself. They were obviously waiting for all of the versions to go gold before making their announcement.

With regards to the DRM on PC, a Ubisoft Forum manager has posted up the details on the Ubi Forums. He says the following:

“Some DRM points that will hopefully answer some of your questions and will clarify some misunderstandings about our DRM and SecuROM:

– You have 5 activations on 3 separate PCs.

– Uninstalling the game “refunds” an activation. This process is called “revoke”, so as long as you complete proper uninstall you will be able to install the game an unlimited number of times on 3 systems.

– You can upgrade your computer as many time as you want (using our revoke system)

– Ubisoft is committed to the support of our games, and additional activations can be provided.

– Ubisoft is committed to the long term support of our games: you’ll always be able to play Far Cry 2.”

This is a pretty interesting system of security and I think it may be a step in the right direction considering that it really does give gamers a lot of freedom to install and uninstall the game over a few different systems.

Do you think something like this is fair? Or are anti-piracy measures still too harsh for the casual gamer?

But that is that, it’s gold, which means that we are one step closer to burning up half of the African savannah.

Far Cry 2 hits South African shelves on October 24.

Last Updated: October 15, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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