Ubisoft to Shut Down Multiplayer and Online Services for 15 Games in September, including Assassin’s Creed II, Far Cry 3, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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Ubisoft has published a new support document that can confirm the publisher will be shutting down the multiplayer and online services for 15 of its older games on September 1, 2022. The titles that Ubisoft will be pulling the plug on include Assassin’s Creed II, Far Cry 3, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the most recent mainline game in the stealth franchise that released in 2013 and starred a younger Sam Fisher. Players will no longer be able to play multiplayer, use their online features, link them to their Ubisoft accounts, and/or install and access their DLC this coming September. This marks the second round of server closures from Ubisoft this year, with the company having shut down online services for over 90 games in April. That list included classics such as Rainbow Six Vegas and Beyond Good and Evil.

Decommissioning of online services (September 2022)

  • Anno 2070
  • Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Far Cry 3
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Rayman Legends
  • Silent Hunter 5
  • Space Junkies
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • ZombiU

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. To help us achieve this, a number of older titles will be added to our list of decommissioned online services on 1 September 2022. [Above] you will find a detailed breakdown for the effects of this new round of decommissions per platform.

Source: Ubisoft

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