Ubisoft to show off on-line options for some outdated video games, that means gamers lose entry to their DLC

Ubisoft are switching off on-line companies for a number of older singleplayer video games, together with Anno 2070, Far Cry 3, Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. For a number of of these video games, that implies that as of September 1st, “the set up and entry to DLC will likely be unavailable,” based on an Ubisoft help web page.

There are 15 video games in whole which may have their on-line options “decommissioned”, eleven of that are on PC. Switching off on-line options implies that gamers will now not be capable to play these video games in aggressive multiplayer or co-operative modes, ought to they’ve them, or in some cases make use of in-game rewards, statistics or information companies. Singleplayer modes ought to stay accessible.

The PC video games which can lose on-line options on September 1st are:

  • Anno 2070
  • Murderer’s Creed 2
  • Murderer’s Creed 3 (authentic launch; remaster not affected)
  • Murderer’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Murderer’s Creed Liberation HD
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Far Cry 3 (authentic launch; remaster not affected)
  • Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Silent Hunter 5
  • House Junkies
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist

From that choice, House Junkies is the latest. It is a multiplayer-only VR sport which launched in 2019 and will probably be fully unplayable after September 1st. House Junkies stays on sale on Steam, with a 75% low cost at some point of the Steam summer time sale.

Of the remaining video games, Murderer’s Creed 3, Brotherhood, Liberation HD, Driver San Francisco, Far Cry 3, Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Silent Hunter 5 all have DLC which can apparently be unavailable to put in or entry after the swap off. This seems to imply individuals will not be capable to entry merchandise they’ve paid for, and I’ve reached out to Ubisoft to ask for extra element and can replace this publish ought to they reply.

“Closing the web companies for some older video games permits us to focus our sources on delivering nice experiences for gamers who’re enjoying newer or extra widespread titles,” reads Ubisoft’s grasp record of video games with unavailable on-line options (emphasis theirs). “The choice to shut the web companies for a title is at all times taken with the consideration of our participant base, together with the extent of curiosity they nonetheless have within the sport.”

All the above video games have been incorrectly included in that grasp record of decommissioned video games earlier this 12 months, seemingly by mistake. Ubisoft stated they’d supply advance warning earlier than really turning off on-line options in these video games, and this information is that warning.


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