Ubisoft to Shut Down Multiplayer and Online Services for 15 Games in September 2022

Ubisoft is set to shut down multiplayer and online services for 15 games on September 1, 2022, including five Assassin’s Creed games, Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and more.

For games like Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 Release) and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, the installation of access to DLC will also be unavailable on that date.

“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,” Ubisoft wrote on its support page.

The full list of games and what services will be stopped is as follows

  • Year 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: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to downloadable content (DLC) will be unavailable.
    • PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    • PC: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
    • PC: You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.
  • Driver San Francisco
    • PC: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Far Cry 3 (2012 release)
    • PC: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: The multiplayer for the game will be unavailable. To play the solo campaign, you will have to set your console into offline mode.
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
    • PC: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.
  • 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: You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.Additionally, the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable.
  • 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: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • ZombieU
    • Wii U: You will be unable to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

It’s important to note that the remastered versions of Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3 will not be shut down.

Ubisoft made a similar move in 2021, shutting down multiplayer functionality and online services for such games as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Rainbow Six Lockdown, Far Cry 2, and Splinter Cell Conviction.

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