While console players are already enjoying the Assassin’s Creed III experience, gamers on the PC have waited patiently for the game to release on their platform. Unfortunately for gamers in Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, their PC copies of the game never even made it to their local gaming retailer, with the shipment snatched by crafty thieves en-route.
A single truck that contained every PC copy for the three European countries was snatched on November 14th by a group of bandits while on its way to be delivered.
According to Kotaku however, Ubisoft have stated the recent robbery has not affected the game’s launch for PC in those regions.
The developer has sent on the bar codes and serial numbers of all the stolen Assassin’s Creed III copies to retailers. Unfortunately those who pre-ordered the “Join or Die” edition of the game will not be able to receive their bundle, as it can’t be manufactured.
Hopefully the full power of law hits these thieves hard and Ubisoft can retrieve the copies of the game before they get sold off illegally. This isn’t the first time trucks have been hit, maybe armed convoys could be the way to go in the future.
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