Footage from the officially unannounced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been leaked online.
Hackers recently managed to gain access to the company’s uPlay servers. In addition to getting their hands on a number of Ubisoft titles, the individuals grabbed a working copy of Blood Dragon. It didn’t take long for footage from the game to appear online.
Although the 30-minute clip was originally uploaded to YouTube, the developers and their legal team have been worked quickly to remove the videos from offending servers. Of course, there are still a number of sites that are hosting the content if you’re willing to dig around a little.
It’s believed that the hackers gained access to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon after tricking the uPlay launcher into thinking they had already purchased the software in question. The hackers documented their handiwork by uploading footage showing the game in action.
While the hackers wasted no time in showing others how to exploit the hack for their own purposes, Ubisoft has yet to patch the problem as of this writing. Since the company is likely monitoring how people use the uPlay launcher, you probably shouldn’t push your luck.
A few screenshots and an Xbox Live Marketplace description recently started making the rounds about the upcoming title. Although Ubisoft has yet to make an official announcement about the game, it would seem the cat is essentially out of the bag at this point.
The folks at Joystiq poured over the 30-minute clip shortly after its release. The website explains that the game starts off in a linear fashion at first, though it will likely open up once the story processes. Blood Dragon will also feature a more simplified leveling system than Far Cry 3.
Judging from the video, the developers have nailed the 80s VHS sci-fi feel they were aiming for. Enjoy the clip at DailyMotion while you can — it probably won’t last very long.
Are you looking forward to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon? What do you think about the footage that was recently leaked online?