Ubisoft Turning Off Multiplayer Services For Some Games, Fans Unhappy
Ubisoft announced that it would close down online functionality (and therefore multiplayer) for 15 of its games starting September 1, prohibiting the purchase and downloading of DLC for these games.
The company stated in a blog that it would “focus resources to deliver great experiences for players playing newer or popular titles.” This is a colossal oof moment for anyone who enjoys playing older games with friends. However, it will also ban the ability to play single-player content online.
You’ll probably have guessed from the above paragraph that most games will be older titles. However, some gamers are still disgruntled at the announcement. People have been posting their opinions on the subject on the subreddit. They aren’t positive. “I mean I wouldn’t expect internet services to be available forever,” says U/merkk. “But not being in a position to play solo content is bullsh*t,” is one of more than a thousand comments. However, the sentiment is almost universally shared.
The games in question are now. The complete list of titles that will be offline content is here. However, you can also read the full blog post for a better understanding.
- Anno 2070
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Assassin Creed 3
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations
- Driver San Francisco
- Far Cry 3
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince Of Persia – The Forgotten Sands
- Rayman Legends
- Silent Hunter 5
- Space Junkies
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist
There are a lot of very popular titles on this list, as you can see. There is a small silver lining to this, however: remastered Far Cry 3 or Assassin’s Creed 2 will not be affected. There are many great games on the list and lots of memories from playing them with friends. The decommissioning will not take place until September 1, so if you have been meaning to revisit any of these classic games, you should make the effort now.