update on Assassin’s Creed Liberation HDSteam’s Steam page drew widespread condemnation from the gaming community. It appears that the game, which was said to be on sale on the platform recently, has not only been removed at the request of publisher Ubisoft, but will also become unavailable to owners in September. This is an unusual move, and it has alarmed those who own Ubisoft games digitally on consoles and PCs alike.
What’s going on with Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD?
Ubisoft recently announced that it will be shutting down the online services of over a dozen older games including Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. Additionally, PC gamers have been told that they won’t be able to install or access previously purchased DLC for some games – a move that also sparked a backlash. But this Steam update surprised many as it takes the entire game away.
“At the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available for sale on Steam,” Steam notification reads. Please note that this address will not be accessible after September 1, 2022.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is the 2014 console and PC version of Assassin’s Creed 3. Originally released in 2012 for the PS Vita. In 2019, a remastered version of Liberation is bundled with Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered. Now, it appears that PC players will only be able to access the game by purchasing the 2019 package.
It’s not clear why Ubisoft decided to completely revoke owners’ access to the game. However, the move has caused concern among both PC and PC gamers, especially those who own a lot of their Ubisoft library digitally.
Ubisoft has yet to comment on the backlash and/or explain its decision.
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