Ubisoft announces the shutdown of online services for several older games. As the company announces on its website, individual games from well-known series such as Assassin’s Creed, Anno and Far Cry will be taken offline on September 1st. Multiplayer games are then no longer possible. This affects, among other things, the development game Anno 2070, which came onto the market in 2011. According to the information, neither multiplayer battles nor the linking of Ubisoft accounts in the game will then be possible. “As you know, Anno 2070 has several features linked to these online services,” writes Ubisoft Mainz in a recent blog entry.

So that individual functions can still be used in Anno 2070 after September 1st, the developers have decided to use some of the developer resources to update the old Anno 2070 online services infrastructure to a new system . “At the moment, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully upgrade or replace all old services,” the makers add. However, all functions are still available as usual until September 1st; The developers want to submit further updates in the coming weeks.

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DLCs ​​no longer playable

On the date mentioned, the online services of Assassin’s Creed 2 (PC, PlayStation 3), Assassin’s Creed 3 (Release 2012; PC, PS3, WiiU and Xbox 360), Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360), Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (PC) and Assassin’s Creed Revelations (PS3 and Xbox 360) turned off. You can find out what restrictions apply to the games on the Ubisoft support website. For example, installation and access to downloadable content (DLCs) are also inaccessible for individual games, including AC Brotherhood (PC) and Assassin’s Creed 3 (PC). This also applies to Far Cry 3, which will also be cut from the network on September 1st. This affects the original version from 2012, not the Classic Edition released in 2018.

The online services of games such as Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell: Blacklist will also be shut down. “By closing online services for some older games, we can focus our resources on providing great experiences for players playing newer or more popular titles,” Ubisoft writes on its website. It was only in April that we reported on Ubisoft games that were taken offline.

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