Ubisoft Shutting Down Servers For Some of Its Best Games

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Ubisoft has announced that on September 1 it's pulling the plug on servers for a variety of games, including some of its best and most popular games to date. Of course, all of these games are "older titles" as Ubisoft puts it, which means the closure of online services for these games is going to be far less impactful compared to if they shut down servers for its more modern releases like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Roller Champions, or Rider's Republic.

According to Ubisoft, online services for the games are being shuttered in order to allow it to shift the saved resources to newer and more popular games. What these newer and more popular titles are, we don't know, as Ubisoft doesn't specify.

"Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players who are playing newer or more popular titles," says Ubisoft. "To help us achieve this, a number of older titles will be added to our list of decommissioned online services on 1 September 2022."


Below, you can read more about every "older title" included in this wave of server shutdowns, the platforms impacted, and what exactly will no longer be accesisble:

Anno 2070 – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

Assassin's Creed II – PC, PlayStation 3 – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

Assassin's Creed 3 (2012 Release) – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to downloadable content (DLC) will be unavailable. PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable. – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD – PC – You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.

Assassin's Creed Revelations – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to play multiplayer or use online features.

Driver San Francisco – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable. – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

Far Cry 3 (2012 Release) – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable. – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Ghost Recon

Future Soldier – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – The multiplayer for the game will be unavailable. To play the solo campaign, you will have to set your console into offline mode.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.

Rayman Legends – PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

Silent Hunter 5 – PC – You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.

Space Junkies – PC (HTC VIVE, Oculus) – As a multiplayer only title, you will be unable to play the game going forward.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist – PC – You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 – You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

ZombiU Wii U – You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.




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JOEYKMODSPosted:

sad day when the servers get shut off

AnimePosted:

It is sad for sure. But they do end stuff after a while.

CalicoReidsoPosted:

Good things have to come to an end some time

Aaron__Posted:

Well that's sad. Some people just can't afford next gen consoles

AnhurPosted:

This is how it should be done. These games have been out for nearly 5+ years and on older gen, its kind of laughable that games that aren't doing well close their servers 2 to 3 years after release. Look at games like NBA 2k, they close the entire server every 2 years for their newest release. Imagine if cod did that.

And EA was even cool enough to turn the servers back on for skate 3 a couple of years ago because the game gained traction with backwards compatibility.

RuntsPosted:

crazy but maybe they are wanting to remaster them so


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