Ubisoft has announced that it will be shutting down the online servers for many of its older titles. But in addition to the expected loss of the online multiplayer portions of these games, the shutdown also means that single-player DLC for the PC versions of those titles will no longer be available, even for those who have already made it. Bought and downloaded. Shutdown is coming.
According to Ubisoft’s announcement, “installation and access to downloadable content (DLC) will be unavailable” on the PC versions of the following games as of September 1, 2022:
Assassin’s Creed 3
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
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Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
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DLC for the console versions of these games (verified through console platform stores and not verified through Ubisoft’s UPlay platform) will be unaffected when implemented. Assassin’s Creed And far cry 3 Remastered re-releases are also available on PCs that will not be affected by this server shutdown (though the remastered “Classic Edition” far cry 3 Not currently available for purchase from Ubisoft’s own website).
In addition, Ubisoft noted that the Steam version Assassin’s Creed Salvation HD “Unable to be accessed” at all after the 1st of September shutdown. That PC port of the 2012 Vita title is still in the 2019 . will be available as part of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered package, though.
standalone version of Liberation HD The sale went on for 75 percent off during last week’s Steam Summer Sale. This big deal was pacified in part by the undisclosed fact that players would only have two months to play the game before it became completely useless.
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Ubisoft’s “Availability of Multiplayer and Online Services” explanation page currently lists 53 PC titles for which purchased add-on content will “no longer be available” thanks to a server shutdown. The list includes titles released up to 2013.
“Closing online services for certain older games allows us to focus our resources on providing great experiences for players playing newer or more popular titles,” the company writes. “The decision to discontinue online services for a title is always made taking into account our player base, including their level of interest in the game.” While gamers are now accustomed to losing online multiplayer access to older games, server shutdowns that affect previously purchased and/or downloaded single-player content are rare. However, those situations are not overlooked; NBA2K For example, when the servers for older games are down, and Guitar Hero Live Players lost access to hundreds of cloud-based songs that were only available on the streaming “Guitar Hero TV” mode when those servers were shut down. Heavy and/or outdated DRM can make it impossible to back up some downloaded content if something goes wrong with the original.