Ubisoft announced on Friday that it will be ending online services for some of its older games – including Splinter Cell: Blacklist and several entries in the Assassin’s Creed franchise – on September 1st. In a blog post, the company outlined 15 games that are scheduled to Be Sunset in September.
Most of these games are still playable offline, but you cannot play online multiplayer modes, link your Ubisoft account in-game, or purchase/install DLC. However, one of the affected games will be completely unplayable by September: Space Junkies. Ubisoft pointed out that Space Junkies is a multiplayer-only title and you won’t be able to play the game in the future. As such, now may not be the best time to jump onto this VR title. We’ve listed the fifteen affected games below:
- Year 2070 (PC)
- Assassin’s Creed II (PC, PS3)
- Assassin’s Creed III – Release 2012 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (PC)
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Driver San Francisco (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Far Cry 3 – Release 2012 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PC)
- Rayman Legends (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
- Silent Hunter 5 (PC)
- Space Junkies – Multiplayer only Game (PC via HTC VIVE or Oculus)
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Zombie U (Wii U)
According to Ubisoft, the discontinuation of these games will allow the company to focus on “delivering great experiences for gamers playing newer or more popular titles.” These fifteen titles will join a host of other Ubisoft games that have also gone offline, including Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction and the original Ghost Recon.
With the company shutting down a handful of its titles, it also has a few games in the works, like a Splinter Cell remake, the long-awaited Skull & Bones, and a new multiplayer game – XDefiant. After skipping the various gaming showcases in June, Ubisoft recently announced that it will be at Gamescom in August, meaning we could get our first glimpse of some of the company’s future offerings later this summer.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/ubisoft-to-end-online-support-for-15-older-titles-on-september-1 Ubisoft ends online support for 15 legacy titles on January 1st