Ubisoft sunsets online services for dozens of legacy games

Ubisoft has ceased offering online services for dozens of its games. As of April 21, 90 legacy games from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 era will no longer have online multiplayer or in-game news and statistics. Some impacted franchises include Just Dance, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Splinter Cell. Ubisoft announced the change on the company’s website.

Offline play will continue to be available for the affected games. The post from Ubisoft said that the changes also disabled unlockable content like skins and maps in the games. Unlockable content for those who own the console version of games will continue to be playable unless the player resets a save file. But oddly enough, Windows PC players will no longer get access to this content, “even if it has been redeemed previously.”

The full list of impacted titles can be found on Ubisoft’s website. The majority of the games are pretty old, and in some cases, are on defunct platforms like the cloud gaming service OnLive. Some classic titles like Assassin’s Creed 2 will no longer have online functionality, but also have newer remastered versions. Other notable titles include Far Cry and Far Cry 2 for Windows PC as well as Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

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