Ubisoft to discontinue online services for 10 of its older game titles. Know why
Ubisoft, the renowned French video game company, has officially declared its decision to discontinue online services for 10 of its older game titles. Commencing January 25, 2024, gamers will no longer have access to these nostalgic classics. This strategic move is attributed to the outdated technology employed in these games. However, devoted fans need not fret, as the offline versions of these games will still be accessible even after the online services are discontinued.
Which Ubisoft games are facing discontinuation, you may ask? Among the titles to bid adieu are the cherished Assassin’s Creed series, as well as renowned games like Splinter Cell: Conviction, Trials Evolution, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which will soon vanish from Ubisoft’s digital storefronts.
Ubisoft’s decision to retire these games stems from the aging technology underpinning them, as conveyed by the company.
In an official blog post, Ubisoft emphasized that the cessation of online services for these classic titles is not a choice they made lightly. Rather, it has become a necessity due to the obsolescence of the technology supporting these services.
The discontinuation of online services for these 10 titles will significantly affect various game features, including:
– Multiplayer modes
– Ubisoft account linkage and synchronization
– Ubisoft Connect rewards
However, reassuringly, Ubisoft has confirmed that the games that were previously available for offline play will continue to be playable even after the online services are phased out.
The company also announced that discontinuing online services for older games would free up resources for investment in new and alternative game projects.
In 2022, Ubisoft had declared plans to discontinue multiplayer features for 15 games, including five titles from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This move was part of their strategy to reallocate resources and focus on developing and enhancing newer gaming experiences.