Some Classic Ubisoft Games Will Lose Multiplayer Later This Year
A dozen classic Ubisoft games will lose multiplayer functionality and online services later this year.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Rainbow Six Lockdown, and Ghost Recon Future Soldier will lose multiplayer and online support across all platforms on an unspecified date this year. On June 1, eight games including Assassin’s Creed 2, Far Cry 2, and Splinter Cell Conviction, will see online support shut down on PC specifically.
“We are constantly assessing what’s needed to deliver the best possible online services for Ubisoft’s customers,” the Ubisoft Forums post about the company’s master multiplayer-shutdown list reads. “Shutting the services for some older games with smaller online audiences is a necessary part of this process, since it allows our IT and service staff to better focus on delivering great online experiences to the vast majority of customers who are playing newer, more popular titles.”
The entire list of PC games losing online functionality on June 1 is Assassin’s Creed 2, Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, Far Cry 2, Anno 1404, Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes, Splinter Cell Conviction, The Settlers 7, and Might & Magic X – Legacy. Not all of these games have multiplayer modes, but will be affected in some way by Ubisoft removing online support.
According to Ubisoft, the multiplayer online services for the titles listed above will be shut down, as will in-game news and player stats. Games with Ubisoft Connect enabled will lose that functionality as well. Players will not be able to earn Ubisoft Connect Units any longer, either, and Ubisoft Connect Actions will be disabled too. Rewards will be still be unlockable, but you will not receive anything for unlocking them.
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“The ULC (unlockable content) will be disabled, meaning you will no longer be able to unlock them,” the post reads. “On PC, even if you have redeemed them, the ULC will no longer be available. On consoles, the ULC will be available until you decide to reset your saved game files. Players having in-game currency should use it within the 60 days period. There won’t be any refund on unused in-game currency.”
You can check out the full list of all the Ubisoft games that have lost multiplayer online services here. For more about Ubisoft, read about how Ubisoft Connect is a next-gen Uplay with cross-progression and digital rewards and then check out this story about how Ubisoft is moving away from reliance on AAA releases.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.