Ubisoft Decommissions Online Services for 10 Older Games
Ubisoft has announced that it will be “decommissioning” online services for 10 of its “older” titles, including Assassin’s Creed 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Trials Evolution. In a post on its support site, the publisher stated that while decommissioning online services is not a decision taken lightly, it is necessary due to outdated technology.
The affected games will have their online services discontinued starting from January 25th next year. On PC, this includes Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Ghost Recon Future Solider, Heroes of Might and Magic 4, NCSI, RUSE, and Trials Evolution. Xbox 360 players will no longer have access to the online services for Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction, while Xbox 360 and PS3 players will lose online access for Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. Finally, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on Mac will also have its online services decommissioned.
Starting from January 25th, players will no longer be able to engage in multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or utilize online features for these games. Additionally, Ubisoft Connect rewards will not be available.
This is not the first time Ubisoft has discontinued online support for its older titles. Last year, the company ended support for 15 games, including Anno 2070, Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Rayman Legends. However, Anno 2070 was granted an exception as its development team committed to upgrading its online services infrastructure.