Ubisoft has announced that it will discontinue multiplayer and online support for 15 of its games this September. We show you which titles are affected.
We all probably know Ubisoft primarily for the Assassin's Creed and Far Cry series, and now some of you might be wondering, "Wait a minute, those are all single-player games, right? Do they even have multiplayer titles?" Sure, Ubisoft also has multiplayer titles or single-player games with an extra multiplayer mode. To the great disappointment of many fans, Ubisoft has now announced that they will soon discontinue multiplayer and online support for a whole 15 titles.
Let's take a look at which titles and platforms are affected, and how long you still have left to get as much as you can out of these games' multiplayer before it's officially over.
For Which Games Will Ubisoft Discontinue Online Support?
A total of 15 older games from Ubisoft are affected. These are PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U games – so all titles developed for PS4/Xbox One or the new consoles are safe. As of September 1, 2022, online and multiplayer support will end for the following games:
|Anno 2070||PC||You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.|
|Assassin's Creed II||PC, PlayStation 3||You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.|
|Assassin's Creed 3 (2012 Release)||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U|
|Assassin's Creed Brotherhood||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Assassin's Creed Liberation HD||PC|
|Assassin's Creed Revelations||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||You will be unable to play multiplayer or use online features.|
|Driver San Francisco||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Far Cry 3 (2012 Release)||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Ghost Recon Future Soldier||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands||PC|
|Rayman Legends||PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360||You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.|
|Silent Hunter 5||PC|
|Space Junkies||PC (HTC VIVE, Oculus)||As a multiplayer only title, you will be unable to play the game going forward.|
|Splinter Cell: Blacklist||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.|
|ZombiU||Wii U||You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.|
Yes, that's a lot of games and as you can see many of them do not just lose their multiplayer mode, but also certain DLCs that can no longer be played. Ubisoft explains the step as follows:
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.
So in the grand scheme of things, they're saying that this gives them more time and resources to develop new games or deliver more content for more recent games.
Did it affect a game you were still active in, or do you not care at all about the end of multiplayer and online support for the games mentioned above?