Ubisoft announces that it will be shutting down online services for a total of mostly 15 legacy games as of September 1, 2022. In most cases, this means an optional multiplayer mode and some other online functionality, but some titles can no longer be installed or played since then.
The focus is on the most profitable games
Publisher justifies move by focusing on newer games: Ubisoft wantsFocus resources on it [sic]To provide great experiences for players who play newer or more popular titlesApparently, no economic benefit has been shown in the continued existence of online jobs for the 15 games. It was affected, for example, by the development strategy game Anno 2070 (test), which first occurred in the future in 2011, and Assassin’s Creed 2 , which was released in 2009 and is remembered by many fans of the series as an excellent game. The full list of all affected titles reads as follows:
- Anno 2070
- assassin’s creed 2
- assassin’s creed 3
- Fighting the creed of the Brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
- killer creed revelation
- San Francisco driver
- far cry 3
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince of Persia, the forgotten desert
- Rayman Legends
- Silent Hunter 5
- space enthusiasts
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist
As of September, at least in part – which means additional downloadable content – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, and Driver San Francisco (test) should not be installable. The same applies to Assassin’s Creed 3 (test) and Far Cry 3 (test), but Ubisoft is offering both titles in a modified version that is not affected by the changes. The Space Junkies shooter, which was only released in March 2019, is now completely unplayable – it’s a pure multiplayer title. An overview of platform-dependent restrictions is provided Official Ubisoft Announcement.
Anno 2070 receives a compensation update
At least in the case of the Anno 2070, the responsible developers at Ubisoft Blue Byte Mainz want to use an update to mitigate some of the negative consequences, such as Anno Union It is connected. You must ensure that someFeatures can continue to be used after the specified dateThe studio has yet to say what that will be – the developer cannot guarantee that all services can be replaced online. In the coming weeks and months, Blue Byte wants to be more specific in this regard.
After conducting an initial investigation, we have decided to use some of our developer resources to upgrade the legacy online services infrastructure of the Anno 2070 to a new system so that these features can continue to be used after the said date. However, we cannot currently guarantee that we will be able to successfully upgrade or replace all legacy services. […]
We’ll keep you updated on the future of Anno 2070 over the coming weeks and months.
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