Ubisoft to shut down multiplayer for older games, including Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Ubisoft to shut down multiplayer for older games, including Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

The Verge·2022-07-05 22:00

Over a dozen games will see their online services disappear this SeptemberAssassins Creed Brotherhood.Image: UbisoftAssassins Creed Brotherhood, the first game in the Assassins Creed franchise to feature multiplayer, will see its online services shut down on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in September, its publisher Ubisoft has announced. Its part of a collection of over a dozen games that will see their online elements discontinued that month, which means players wont be able to play their multiplayer components, access their online features, link Ubisoft accounts in-game, or install and access downloadable content.Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players who are playing newer or more popular titles, Ubisofts help page reads. With Assassins Creed Brotherhood having originally released in November 2010, its had almost 12 years of online support. But its always sad to see a piece of gaming history become inaccessible, especially given the games multiplayer element was missing from its remaster on the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.After almost 12 years of supportAlongside Brotherhood, the online services associated with 2011s Assassins Creed Revelations on PS3 and Xbox 360 are also being shut down, as well as 2012s Assassins Creed 3 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. Confusingly, Ubisoft also lists Assassins Creed II as another game whose online elements (on PS3 and PC) are shutting down in September, although a separate help page says its online services on PC shut down previously in June 2021. Weve contacted Ubisoft for clarification. 2013s Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, which also featured a multiplayer element, appears to be unaffected by the shutdowns. Other games set to have their online services decommissioned across various platforms this September include Driver San Francisco, Far Cry 3s 2012 release, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Prince of Persia the Forgotten Sands, Rayman Legends, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. For a full list of games, check out Ubisofts help page.


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