Ubisoft Announces Server Shutdown for Ten Legacy Titles, Leaving Players without Multiplayer Access

UNITED STATES: Ubisoft has revealed plans to discontinue server support for ten of its legacy titles, leaving players without access to multiplayer options and additional content. This decision, set to take effect on January 25, 2024, is in line with Ubisoft’s practice of discontinuing support for games that have become technologically obsolete or economically unviable to maintain.

Among the affected titles, the renowned Assassin’s Creed franchise takes the hardest hit, with four titles losing online support. These titles include Assassin’s Creed 2 for Xbox 360, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood for Mac, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations for PC. The impact of this decision will be felt by a substantial number of players who still find enjoyment in these older games.

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In addition to the Assassin’s Creed series, other titles on the list include Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Heroes of Might & Magic VI, Splinter Cell: Conviction, NCIS, R.U.S.E., and Triassic Evolution. This move means that players will no longer have access to multiplayer features and will be unable to unlock rewards through the Ubisoft Connect platform for these games.

Furthermore, games on this list that previously relied on Ubisoft’s reward unlock system will cease to function as intended. Ubisoft has issued an official statement explaining the rationale behind this decision. Notably, the most recent game on the list dates back to 2012, highlighting the enduring appeal of these titles to their dedicated player base.

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This decision leaves fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise disappointed, as the PvP multiplayer experience will now only be accessible in the Black Flag title. It also raises crucial questions about the sustainability of older games in a rapidly advancing technological landscape and an ever-evolving market.

The move spotlights concerns about digital ownership of games, a topic fraught with uncertainties for both players and the gaming industry as a whole. While Ubisoft’s explanation provides some clarity, it does little to assuage the disappointment and frustration of the loyal player base that has invested time and resources into these beloved titles.

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As the gaming industry continues to evolve, decisions like these are likely to become more common, emphasizing the need for ongoing conversations about the digital future of gaming and the rights and expectations of players in these virtual worlds.

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Originally posted 2023-11-01 05:38:00.