Assassin's Creed 2, Far Cry 2, and The Settlers 7 are among the 8 Ubisoft games that are shutting down their online features in a little less than two months.
There are tens of thousands of games you can play online today and many of them depend on external services run by a game's developer or publisher. Unfortunately, some of these games hit a point where the company paying the bill decides it's not worth it anymore. Now, Ubisoft has announced that the online features for eight of its older titles are getting the axe.
What Ubisoft Games Are Shutting Down Online Features?
The eight Ubisoft games that are losing online features aren't some obscure indie games or anything like that — the small collection of games that are shutting things down were pretty big for their day.
Here's the full list of Ubisoft games (via Delisted Games) losing their online features in a few weeks:
- 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
- Might & Magic 10 – Legacy
You'll probably recognize at least one or two of these franchises even if you're not a huge fan of Ubisoft games. Some of these have had newer releases in recent years or hotly-anticipated new entries on the way such as Far Cry 6. Essentially, all of these games just aren't popular enough to justify the costs of running online services anymore.
"We are constantly assessing what’s needed to deliver the best possible online services for Ubisoft’s customers," read the announcement from Ubisoft. "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. Still, we don’t take the decision to retire services for older Ubisoft games lightly, and we understand some of you may be disappointed by this news. "
You have until May 22, 2021, to continue to enjoy the online experiences for the above-listed games; after that, they'll be removed from the list of Ubisoft games with online services.
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