No FOV in your Far Cry 4? Then you’re probably a pirate

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As we’ve mentioned before, piracy is a nasty thing. Developers hate it, but some consumers see it as a valid way of ensuring that they aren’t wasting any money on a disappointing release and publishers wish that they could send these freesumers to a special circle within the bowels of hell. There’s very little that can be done to stop piracy. But at least Far Cry 4 is doing a bang-up job on making the game that little bit more difficult for those who don’t want to pay.

If your field of vision in Far Cry 4 is a tad bit off, then congratulations: You’re very likely playing a pirated version of the game. The FOV feature is within the day one patch, but pirate gamers (As well as gamers who don’t have the bandwidth left over to download it) wouldn’t receive that slider.

Naturally, these particular pirates were pissed off, and took to Twitter and message boards to vent their rage at Ubisoft. Which resulted in creative director Alex Hutchinson tweeting back the following:

So what’s the big deal about FOV then? Well, depending on a variety of factors such as your monitor, size and seating position, playing with your FOV can result in a much better performance for your peepers.

Last Updated: November 19, 2014

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