In a recent announcement, Ubisoft revealed plans to discontinue online services for 10 of its older video games. The change is set to take effect on January 25 of the upcoming year.
The decision impacts a range of titles across different platforms. PC gamers will lose online functionalities for games like Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and Trials Evolution, among others. On the Xbox 360, Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction will be affected. Other platforms will see changes in Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, available on both Xbox 360 and PS3, as well as Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood for Mac.
Once the cutoff date arrives, several key online features will be disabled for the affected games. These include:
- Multiplayer gaming capabilities
- The option to link Ubisoft accounts in-game
- Access to Ubisoft Connect rewards
- Other online features and functionalities
Ubisoft cited the outdated technology behind these online services as the primary motivator for this action. The company acknowledged the sensitivity of the decision, emphasizing that it’s a necessary move to keep up with evolving technology standards.
This is not a new practice for Ubisoft. Last year, the company similarly pulled the plug on 15 older titles, though some received a reprieve. For instance, Anno 2070 was granted an extension after the development team committed to upgrading its online infrastructure.
While this move is sure to disappoint fans of these classic games, it signals Ubisoft’s focus on providing support for more current titles and technologies.