Ubisoft brings older games online, which also takes away your DLC

Ubisoft has announced that it will retire its online features effective September 1 (opens in new tab) from a selection of older games. I’ve compiled a list below of the affected PC games, their release dates, and what features will be removed:

  • in 2070 (2011): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012): multiplayer, link accounts, online features, access to DLC
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (2010): Multiplayer, Link Accounts, Online Features, Access to DLC
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (2014): Multiplayer, Link Accounts, Online Features, Access to DLC
  • Driver San Francisco (2011): Multiplayer, Link Accounts, Online Features, Access to DLC
  • Far cry 3 (2012): multiplayer, link accounts, online features, access to DLC
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010): co-op multiplayer, link accounts, online features, access to DLC
  • Silent fighter 5 (2010): Multiplayer, Link Accounts, Online Features, Access to DLC
  • space junkies (2019): “Since it is a multiplayer only title, you will not be able to play the game in the future.
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist (2013): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features

Ubisoft states that “by closing the online services for some older games, we can focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players playing newer or more popular titles.” I’m certainly sympathetic to that argument – I doubt there are a whole lot of gamers out there still playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s online multiplayer. In addition, the remastered versions of the listed games retain online features.

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