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News video games 03 July 2022, 15:39

author: Adrian Werner

Ubisoft Will Soon Block Option to Play DLCs for Older Games

Ubisoft is preparing the end of support for a number of older games, which will result, for example, in the loss of multiplayer and the option to install and play DLCs. Such a fate will befall, among others, several installments of Assassin's Creed, as well as Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Silent Hunter 5.

Ubisoft has informed about the planned end of support for a number of older games. Some of them will lose network features, while in others it will become impossible to install and run DLCs. Some will also lose multiplayer mode. The changes will take place on September 1, 2022.

Anno 2070 spared!

The list of games that were supposed to lose network features initially includedAnno 2070. Here, however, a branch of Ubisoft located in Mainz came to the rescue of this strategy game. The team informed that it is working on an update that will switch this gameto the new network infrastructure and enable the players to continue playing.

Ubisoft game support changes scheduled for September 1, 2022

Game:

Platforms:

Changes:

Assassin's Creed II

PC

PlayStation 3

Disabled multiplayer and other online features and no option to link the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Assassin's Creed III (2012 version, not the remaster)

PC

PlayStation 3

Wii U

Xbox 360

Disabled multiplayer and other network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Additionally, the option to install and play DLC add-ons will be disabled on PC.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

PC

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Disabled multiplayer and other network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

In addition, the option to install DLCs and play them will be disabled on PC.

Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD

PC

Disabled network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

In addition, the option to install DLCs and play them will be disabled.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Disabled multiplayer and other network features.

Driver: San Francisco

PC

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Disabled multiplayer and other network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Additionally, the option to install and play DLCs will be disabled on PC.

Far Cry 3 (2012 version)

PC

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Disabled multiplayer and other network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

In addition, the option to install DLCs and play them will be disabled on PC.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Disabled multiplayer. In addition, to play the campaign, you will have to switch the console to offline mode.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

PC

Disabled multiplayer and other network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

In addition, the option to install DLCs and play them will be disabled.

Rayman Legends

PlayStation 3

Wii U

Xbox 360

Disabled network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Silent Hunter 5

PC

Disabled network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Additionally, the option to install DLCs and play them will be disabled.

Space Junkies

PC (HTC VIVE, Oculus)

Multiplayer disabled. The game has no single-player mode, so in practice, this is the end of the road for it.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

PC

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Disabled online features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Additionally, multiplayer will be disabled on PC.

ZombiU

Wii U

Disabled network features and no option to connect the game to Ubisoft accounts.

Particularly painful seems to be the loss of multiplayer in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist on PC. After all, the series has a unique multiplayer mode, which cannot be found in competing productions, so fans of this type of gameplay will be left with nothing. It's also hard to understand why players will no longer be able to download DLCs for, for example, Assassin's Creed III.

  1. Ubisoft - official website
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