A France-based video game publisher has announced that it will be discontinuing online services for some of its older games. Starting from January 25, 2024, players will no longer have access to certain online features for 10 games.
The company made this announcement in an update, stating, “Last year, we posted an article on decommissioning online services for some older games. Today we have an update for you, as some additional online services will be decommissioned across several platforms on January 25, 2024.”
What this means for users is that, as of January 2024, they won’t be able to engage in multiplayer gameplay, link their Ubisoft accounts in-game, utilize online features, or claim rewards through Ubisoft Connect for the specified 10 games. It’s important to note that the discontinuation of online services will only impact certain online functionalities. Players who have purchased these games will still be able to play them.
Here is a list of the affected games and the platforms on which they are impacted:
- Assassin’s Creed II – Xbox 360
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – MAC
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations – PC
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier – PC
- Heroes of Might and Magic VI – PC
- NCIS – PC
- R.U.S.E – PC
- Splinter Cell: Conviction – Xbox 360
- Trials Evolution – PC
Ubisoft has cited the reason for ending online service support as the obsolescence of the technologies on which these games rely. They explained, “Decommissioning such services for older games is not something we take lightly, but is a necessity as the technology that drove those services has grown obsolete.” This move is essential to prevent issues related to the games, such as potential gameplay problems, crashes, and security vulnerabilities arising from outdated technology.