Online features for 15 of Ubisoft's "older" online games are set to be shut down later this year.
Ubisoft have announced that a number of games will have their online functionalities shut down this September, meaning that select DLC will be inaccessible and, in some cases, the games will lose functionality altogether.
Single-player features for these games will be mostly unaffected, but online multiplayer modes and other online access features will be removed. This change affects games such as Assassin's Creed II, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Rayman Legends. Games which have received remasters, such as Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3 should remain unaffected.
Of the decision, Ubisoft said, "Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players who are playing newer or more popular titles."
The changes will come into effect on Sept. 1, 2022.
Which Ubisoft Games Will Have Online Features Disabled in September 2022?
The following games will be affected by these changes in September:
- 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 Francisco
- Far Cry 3
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Rayman Legends
- Silent Hunter 5
- Space Junkies
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist
The changes affect both PC and console releases of these games, rendering players unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. For PC players, installation and access to DLC will be made unavailable.
In the case of Space Junkies, Ubisoft's multiplayer-only title, this game will be unplayable from Sept. 1, 2022. For Ghost Recon Future Soldier, players will need to set their console to offline mode to play the solo campaign.
For a breakdown of each affected game and the planned loss of functionality, players can refer to Ubisoft's official website.