Ubisoft is shutting down the servers for more older titles
Ubisoft has announced that the online services of some of its "older games" will be discontinued in January, removing the ability to link Ubisoft accounts to the titles and access any online modes.
- The publisher confirmed in a new post to its support site that ten older releases on various platforms will lose online functionality on January 25, 2024, including:
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
Splinter Cell: Conviction – Xbox 360
R.U.S.E – PC
Trials Evolution – PC
On top of multiplayer being made inaccessible, players will be unable to use other in-game online features such as leaderboards and the linking of Ubisoft accounts to access features such as Ubisoft Connect's redeemable in-game rewards, which include skins and other bonus content, if the online services are shut down.
Ubisoft is far from the first company to close services for older titles, with EA announcing plans to end support for some Xbox 360-era Battlefield, Dead Space, and Crysis games later this year. Nintendo and Microsoft are going even further, with the Wii U and 3DS losing online play entirely in April 2024 and the Xbox 360's online store closing in July.
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