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Ubisoft to close multiplayer and online services for 15 games in September 2022

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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 such as Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 release) and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, DLC access installation will also not be available on that date.

“The closure of online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on providing a great experience for players who play newer or more popular games,” Ubisoft wrote on its support page.

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

  • Year 2070
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features.
  • assassin’s creed 2
    • PC, PlayStation 3: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft in-game accounts, or use online features.
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 release)
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features. In addition, installation and access to downloadable content (DLC) will not be available.
    • PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features.
  • assassin’s creed brotherhood
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features. In addition, installation and access to the DLC will not be available.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features.
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
    • PC: You will not be able to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. In addition, installation and access to the DLC will not be available.
  • San Francisco Driver
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features. In addition, installation and access to the DLC will not be available.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features.
  • Far Cry 3 (2012 release)
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features. In addition, installation and access to the DLC will not be available.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: Multiplayer will not be available for the game. To play the single player campaign, you need to take your console offline.
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features. In addition, installation and access to the DLC will not be available.
  • Rayman legends
    • PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360: You will not be able to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Silent Hunter 5
    • PC: You will not be able to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features. In addition, installation and access to downloadable content will not be available.
  • space junkies
    • PC (HTC VIVE, Oculus): Since the game is for multiplayer only, you will not be able to play it further.
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
    • PC: You will not be able to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or use online features.
    • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360: You will not be able to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Zombies
    • Wii U: You will not be able to link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.

It is important to note that the updated versions of Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3 will not be closed.

Ubisoft took a similar step in 2021, shutting down multiplayer features and online services for games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Rainbow Six Lockdown, Far Cry 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news columnist for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBanhurst and beyond Twitch.


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