In a nutshell: Ubisoft will decommission the servers of 15 video games within the subsequent two months, together with a number of the hottest entries within the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Most of those titles are a couple of decade outdated, so there are possible not that many individuals nonetheless enjoying the multiplayer parts. However, customers additionally will not have the ability to obtain DLCs they beforehand purchased for these video games.
Ubisoft has introduced that it plans to decommission the net providers for 15 video games on September 1. Users will not have the ability to play the multiplayer and co-op modes in these video games anymore, linking accounts and on-line options will cease working, and worst of all, gamers will outright lose entry to DLC they purchased.
Here’s the complete listing of affected video games:
- Anno 2070
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Assassin’s Creed 3
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations
- Driver San Francisco
- Far Cry 3
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Rayman Legends
- Silent Hunter 5
- Space Junkies
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist
The on-line parts of those video games will cease engaged on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. The remastered editions of each Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 will proceed to work simply as earlier than, though you may need to buy them in the event you solely personal the unique variations.
While most of those titles are a couple of decade outdated, Space Junkies is a notable outlier, because it launched three years in the past. It’s a multiplayer-only VR sport, and for some purpose, Ubisoft remains to be promoting it (for as a lot as $20) with out even mentioning that it’s going to develop into fully unplayable in two months.
It is not the primary time Ubisoft has completed this, both.
Earlier this yr, it disabled on-line performance and unlockable content material, equivalent to maps and skins, in different 90+ video games. It might be fascinating to see if the corporate’s titles containing NFT-based objects will endure an identical destiny. These sorts of practices clarify why Ubisoft is among the most hated manufacturers within the gaming trade.