Ubisoft has disabled Uplay's PC download service in response to the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon exploit discovered by hackers earlier today.

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Hackers discovered a method to trick the download service into believing users had purchased a copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and allowing them to freely download it - despite the title remaining unannounced by Ubisoft.

Uplay users will not be able to download PC titles while the service remains offline, but all other functionality should remain unaffected.

In a statement provided to VideoGamer.com, Ubisoft said:

"We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly. In the meantime, Uplay's PC download service will be unavailable until the exploit is fixed, but all other Uplay services will remain available and players should not be impacted."

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has yet to be formally announced by Ubisoft, but previous leaks reveal that the game will star 80s movie hero Michael Biehn, and be set in an 80s vision of the early 21st century.

Whether Ubisoft's actions will go some way to plugging the leak remains to be seen, however. The title has already made its way onto numerous torrent sites.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is expected to release on digital platforms early next month.

Source: Ubisoft Statement