Ubisoft Montreal latest Far Cry released Tuesday with a serious problem for those that bought the digital PS3 version on the PlayStation Store. Some can’t even play the game.
Far Cry 4 owners on the PS3 are experiencing a fatal error bug, making it completely unplayable. Many users who try to play the digital version of Far Cry 4 on the PS3 get the message, “Game Data is corrupt. Please delete FC3 game data.”
The only solution from Ubisoft is for PS3 digital owners to delete all of Far Cry 4’s game data and installation from the console’s hard drive. Save files for Far Cry 4 also need to be deleted for this fix to work, so players will lose all their progress in the game.
To play the game again, users have to redownload a new version of Far Cry 4 from the PlayStation Store after deleting the old copy. Ubisoft replaced the corrupted release with a new Far Cry 4 version on Thursday that has a download size of 9.4 GB.
Ubisoft originally thought the fatal error was only for those that also played Far Cry 3 (2012) and had the game and save data still on their PS3. A long thread of complaints on the game’s official forums have people who never played Far Cry 3 also having the same issue. This problem isn’t happening with disc copies of Far Cry 4. Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) game data and saves don’t need to be deleted from the PS3.
Far Cry 4 and its issues follows in the steps of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, another Ubisoft game filled with many technical problems and bugs since its troubled Nov. 11 launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Ubisoft created an update page for Unity to keep people informed on the game’s current and future fixes after the staggering amount of issues and backlash against the game and company. It also created a live update page for Far Cry 4 on the game’s website.
Far Cry 4 has already received two major patches for various fixes on PlayStation consoles since its launch. The game also released Tuesday for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC for $59.99.