- Far Cry 5 can only be bought on Uplay in India and other Asian countries
- Previously it was available for pre-order on Steam
- Ubisoft is yet to confirm why this is the case
If you’re looking to get your hands on Ubisoft’s recently-released Far Cry 5 and for some reason you can’t find it on Steam, don’t worry because you’re not alone. According to reports, it appears that for whatever reason, the game has been pulled off Steam for several countries, although for the most part this seems to be largely around Asia.
The countries affected include India, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This means that if you’re trying to find Far Cry 5 on Steam and you live in either of those places, you’re out of luck. Instead you will have to purchase the game via Ubisoft’s Uplay store.
If you’re living in any of these countries, you can still buy the game via Ubisoft’s own Uplay service. In India at least it means paying 60 Euros or around Rs. 4,848 instead of the Rs. 3,499 price tag Far Cry 5 had on Steam for pre-order. Perplexingly, you can still buy downloadable content related to the game on Steam such as the Far Cry 5 Season Pass and Deluxe Pack.
Like we said it is unclear why the game has been pulled when it was available for pre-order previously. However as noted by fillgapnews, this is not the first time that games have been pulled, such as Dragon Ball FighterZ which was pulled from India as Bandai Namco did not have the licensing rights to the game in the country. Presumably this might be the same deal for Far Cry 5, but we can’t be sure as Ubisoft has yet to comment.
In any case there is no telling if the game will eventually be re-added to Steam, so if you don’t want to wait and see, Uplay is your next best bet.
Far Cry 5 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.