- Assassin’s Creed 2 and Ghost Recon Future Soldier are on the list
- PC players seem to be affected the most
- Fans will still have access to these games but certain features will not work
Starting in January 2024, ten Ubisoft games will no longer be supported on certain platforms, as Ubisoft announced it is closing many servers.
Ubisoft Shuts Down Servers
Many consider the 2000s a golden age for gaming as the decade saw the beginnings of some of the greatest franchises in history, many of which are very popular even today. However, as time marches on and technology gets better, older titles are beginning to lose support. This is the case for ten Ubisoft games, which will cease to have support soon, the company recently announced.
In a developer blog post, Ubisoft listed the games set to be decommissioned, with names like Assassin’s Creed 2 and Ghost Recon Future Soldier being on the chopping block. “Decommissioning the online services for older games is something we do not take lightly, however, it is also a necessity as the technology behind these services becomes outdated,” the article reads.
Fans will still be able to play these games, but certain features, like multiplayer and Ubisoft Connect won’t be available starting from January 25 next year. This seems to be the first step as only certain platforms will be impacted initially. For example, AC2’s support will only cease on the Xbox 360, but it’s expected that other platforms will also lose support for the game as time goes by. This is somewhat similar to CS:GO which is still available on Steam after the game transitioned to CS2. The older title is still available, but many of its features, such as proper matchmaking, are missing.
Here are all the titles that will lose support on one or more platforms starting in early 2024:
- AC2 (Xbox 360)
- Assassin’s Creed III: Brotherhood (Mac)
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations (PC)
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PC)
- Heroes of Might and Magic VI (PC)
- NSCI (PC)
- Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360)
- R.U.S.E (PC)
- Trials Evolution (PC)
You may have noticed that PC players are impacted the most by Ubisoft’s announcement as six out of the ten games listed here will have their tabletop servers discontinued. Despite that, it should perhaps be not a big loss, considering Ubisoft has been churning out games like there’s no tomorrow. The developer has released an Assassin’s Creed game almost every year for the last decade, so fans still have a lot to look forward to.