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Ubisoft will shut down online features for older games – Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry affected?

Ubisoft is shutting down the online features of a bunch of its older game titles, including several Assassin’s Creed games as well as the original version of Far cry 3.

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Gaming fans play Ubisoft games at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, which opens in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2019.

Why is the famous game publisher doing this all of a sudden?

Ubisoft will shut down online features for older games

According to a report from PC Gamer, Ubisoft has announced plans to shut down online features for some of its older games starting September 1.

The gaming company has listed a total of 15 games affected by its decision to shut down online gaming services like Rayman Legends.

PC Gamer notes that the move also affects DLC for its old games, which removes them as well.

Why Ubisoft is decommissioning the online service for its old games

In the same announcement, the game developer explained how it made the decision to shut down the online features of some of its games.

Ubisoft says in its statement that the decision to shut down the online services gives them a chance to “focus our resources on delivering great experiences to players playing newer or more popular titles.”


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 10: Ubisoft Co-Founder and CEO Yves Guillemot speaks during Ubisoft E3 2019 at Orpheum Theater on June 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Thus, the gaming firm seems to free up its resources to give way to other more recent offers, which attract more users.

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The old Ubisoft games concerned

But which older Ubisoft games are specifically affected by this move? Here is the complete list of game titles unfortunately affected.

Ubisoft is shutting down online features, the multiplayer option, and the ability to link accounts on games like the Anno 2070, Assassin’s Creed 2, and Splinter Cell blacklist.

Ubisoft will shut down online features for older games - Assassin's Creed, Far Cry affected?

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Gamers play the latest Assasins Creed video game during the Game XP event at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 7, 2018.

During this time, these games lose the same functions as well as access to their downloadable content (DLC), four of which Assassin’s Creed titles and Far cry 3.

Ubisoft removes DLC and online features from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Assassin’s Creed revelations.

This games, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sand, and Rayman Legends, also lose their downloadable content and online functionality starting in September.

Meanwhile, the case is quite different with Space Junkies, which Ubisoft released in 2019 as a multiplayer-only game. PC Gamer notes that its players would no longer be able to fully play the game.

The list also includes older Ubisoft game offerings like Silent Hunter and ZombiU.

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