The World of Ubisoft Just Got a Little Smaller
All good things must come to an end, right? Perhaps you adored the multiplayer experience of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, or acknowledged the existence of ZombiU every now and then. Either way, none of these games were going to last forever, and on September 1st 2022, Ubisoft is going to make that happen. Many of the titles involved are entries to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but there’s also representatives from Far Cry and Splinter Cell included too.
Every game impacted by this move is listed below:
- 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 Fransisco
- Far Cry 3
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Rayman Legends
- Silent Hunter 5
- Space Junkies
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist
In all cases, with one exception, all online features (and the ability to link a Uplay account) will be disabled. That one exception is Space Junkies. Being an online-only game, it will be entirely unplayable.
In addition, DLC content will no longer be available for purchase. You won’t be able to download or access anything like that anytime soon.
You can see the full list for yourself on Ubisoft’s website.
And as you can expect, Ubisoft’s decision was met with soured feelings all around. One commenter said: “WTF? I understand not keeping the multiplayer servers alive for the 0 people who still play the online components of things, but how is that acceptable unless they’re doing some kind of rerelease?” Others focused on reminiscing about experiences they loved: “AC Brotherhood multiplayer was really special and I wish Ubisoft stuck with it. I had so much fun with it. Not much else like it exists so it’s a shame they never stuck with it beyond Revelations.”