The closure of game servers and services is not uncommon in the industry. Certain systems become outdated, and people have to move to the newest or latest technology to keep up. This year has seen the closure of the Internet Explorer browser, along with other services. Ubisoft it will follow suit, shutting down various online services for some of its older games.
Ubisoft It has been in the industry since 1986, and the jump to the seventh generation of consoles in 2007 saw the French company establish its own major IPs, such as Assassin’s Creed. It went on to spawn several sequels and spin-offs to form the open-world mega-franchise that many know today. Now that PS3 and Xbox 360 are no longer supported, many games that were released on those consoles will shut down their online services.
This closure of online services will mean that players will no longer be able to play multiplayer, link accounts Ubisoft in-game or use other online features. In addition to this, players will no longer be able to access or install DLC if the game had any released in their lifetime.
If a game that had a campaign mode required an online connection, such as Ghost Recon Future Soldier, it will be necessary to put the console in offline mode in order to play.
This service closure will only affect original releases, so games that had remasters, such as Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3, will not be affected by this closure.
According to the blog post, this closure is to help focus the company’s resources on some of Ubisoft’s newest or most popular titles. All of these services will be shut down on September 1, 2022, and the following games will be affected:
- Year 2070
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 Release)
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations
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- Far Cry 3 (2012 Release)
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- rayman legends
- Silent Hunter 5
- Space Junkies
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist