Ubisoft has taken down the internet services for 90 of its older games | Games and Technology
|Ubisoft has taken down the internet services for 90 of its older games|
Ubisoft shuts down online services for 90 older games
Games whose online services have been suspended include Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Multiple Just Dance titles.
Ubisoft has shut down online services for 90 games across multiple platforms. The game will still be playable and the offline features for each game should still function normally.
Ubisoft noted that in-game news and player statistics have also been disabled in each of the affected games. For any game that uses Ubisoft Connect services, units and challenges are disabled. What Ubisoft describes as "ULC" (unlockable content) as such has been disabled in all affected games without a new means to unlock additional maps or skins as well. PC players who have previously unlocked such content will be locked out, while console players can still enjoy the unlocked content as long as the game files for that particular game are not saved.
The full list of games includes many beloved and critically acclaimed titles, ranging from single-player games like Assassin's Creed 2 to more multiplayer-focused titles like Rainbow Six Vegas and its sequels. A long list of Just Dance titles are also losing features online.
While some games are losing servers only for select platforms – games like Just Dance 2018 from Just Dance 2016 are losing online support only for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, but still online on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii will be playable. U-- Others, like Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2, are losing online support entirely. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is losing online features on PC, while Splinter Cell: Double Agent will be losing its online components across all available platforms.
Ubisoft has not yet given a reason for the shutdown of online services for the affected games. A full list of Ubisoft titles and their respective platforms that are losing functionality online can be found on Ubisoft's official "Help" article on the subject.
Source: GameSpot, Direct News 99