Older games simply don’t quite survive: No company is really trying to maintain online services for titles that have been released for that long.
Ubisoft said it will shut down online services for more of its “legacy games.” He named 10 games, and we’ve listed them and their target platforms: 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), and Ghost Recon Future Soldier ( PC), Heroes of Might and Magic VI (PC), NCIS (PC), RUSE (PC), Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360), Trials Evolution (PC).
Servers will be shut down on January 25th. If this happens, there will be no multiplayer in these games, we will not be able to link our Ubisoft account, and online services will not be available. Some of the games on the list have already experienced server shutdowns, but this was done on other platforms by the French publisher last year. So, Yves Guillemotes basically waited for the critical voices to calm down… but that’s what dishonest publishers who don’t take players’ needs into consideration always do.
“Shutting down such services for older games is not something we take lightly, but it is necessary because the technology that powers these services is outdated. Below is a list of the games and platforms affected. You can find a detailed description of the impacts of the shutdown in our updated self-help article,” he wrote. Ubisoft.
Last week we heard from the French publisher that it has delayed a major game, so it will not be released in the first three months of 2024, but rather in the second quarter. Although the company didn’t say which game it is, we’ve reported that it could be Massive Entertainment’s Star Wars: Outlaws, so it could be Ubisoft’s first big release in the next fiscal year (which starts on April 1). We also reported that Skull & Bones was also delayed… but honestly, next to Sea of Thieves, how much demand is there for another game like this?