To update: Ubisoft has announced that it will postpone its plan to take some of its older titles offline until October 1. The firm also stated that Anno 2070 will no longer be offline.
The firm initially said that 15 titles would be affected by the removal of online services, meaning online features, DLC and multiplayer modes would no longer be accessible.
Now, according to Ubisoft, single-player DLC for several PC games (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 release), Far Cry 3, and Splinter Cell Blacklist) will be available to download and save by October 1. Have these games on PC, please activate their DLC before decommissioning to continue playing. There will be no impact to the same single player DLC on consoles, and you will still be able to download and play them after October 1st.
With Anno, there is still an active game team working on Anno at Ubisoft Mainz, and a task force has been dedicated to rolling out an Anno 2070 update that will bring the game up to date and replace its old online services. This will allow you to enjoy its online features in the future.
Space Junkies will continue with its planned decommissioning on September 1.
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You may remember an article from Ubisoft from a couple of months ago that warned that it would be pulling online services for multiple games from September 1st.
Well, that time has come, and there’s one more day to go before these 15 Ubisoft titles go offline for good. In the great world of video games, we are well aware that nothing lasts forever; although, really, we should talk more often about the preservation of video games.
Today is the last day online multiplayer will be available in any of the fifteen titles, but also the last day you’ll be able to play any DLC you have, multiplayer or not. One example pointed out by a Reddit user is that those who purchased the expansions for Assassin’s Creed 3’s release in 2012 will no longer be able to access the DLC without purchasing the game remaster, and those with Splinter Cell Blacklist cosmetics will no longer be able to use them, use them instead. they.
That said, Ubisoft provided a statement to IGN saying, “Only DLC and online features will be affected by the upcoming shutdown. Current owners of those games will still be able to access, play or re-download them. Our teams are working with our partners to update this information on all storefronts and we are also evaluating all options available to players who will be affected when the online services for these games go offline on September 1, 2022. It has always been our intention to do everything that is within our power to allow those services legacy titles to remain available in the best possible conditions for the players, and for that we are working “.
Many of the affected games are less than a decade old, and the ones that have been around the longest aren’t much older either. The games that have their online services and DLC out of order are as follows!
- year 2070
- assassin’s creed ii
- Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012) – The remastered version of the game will not be affected.
- assassin’s creed brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
- Murderer creed revelations
- Driver San Francisco
- Far Cry 3 (2012) – The remastered version of the game will not be affected.
- Future Ghost Recon Soldier
- Prince of Persia the forgotten sands
- rayman legends
- silent hunter 5
- space addicts
- Splinter Cell Blacklist
Space Junkies is the newest of all the games, having only just come out in 2019. The problem with this particular title is that it is a multiplayer game, which means that after tomorrow, the game is essentially unplayable.
It’s certainly strange to see games from a decade ago get that treatment, and it sucks for those who have an affinity for the games on this list, have paid for DLC, or have simply spent hours earning items they won’t be able to use now. . There is something to be learned from Ubisoft’s takedown of these games’ online services; mainly that nothing lasts forever, but also that there must be something to protect games from these outcomes. Not only for the players, but also for the developer who worked tirelessly on these games.