Decommissioning of Certain Online Services: An Update

Last month, we posted about some of Ubisoft’s older games being taken out of online services on September 1, 2022, and today we’ve got a little update on where things stand.

The decommissioning of online services for older games is not something we take lightly, but it is also a necessity as the technology that powered these services becomes obsolete. We want our players to enjoy optimal gaming experiences without breaking anything, which could expose players to crashes and security breaches. At the same time, we want to make this process as transparent as possible for our players. Over the past month, our teams have been working hard to explore what is possible to reduce disruption.

As a result, we have moved the retirement date from September 1 to October 1, and single-player DLC for several PC games – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed III (2012 release), Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell Blacklist – will be available for download and storage before that date. If you own these games on PC, activate your DLC before the decommissioning on October 1 to continue playing them. There will be no impact to the same single-player DLC on consoles, and you can continue to download and play them after October 1. Read an update from the Assassin’s Creed team here.

Additionally, an active game team is still working on Anno at Ubisoft Mainz, and a working group has been dedicated to rolling out an Anno 2070 update that will upgrade the game and replace its old online services, allowing players to enjoy its online features in the future. . Read an update from the Anno team here.

Space Junkies will continue with its planned dismantling on September 1.

Technological obsolescence within the infrastructure of some of our older games is something we are acutely aware of, and our focus on remasters – such as Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Anno History Collection – is a key part of our efforts. of preservation. Our teams at Ubisoft continue to work hard to deliver the best experiences for players and would like to thank you for the dedicated support of our games, old and new. For more information on the October shutdown and affected online services, please see our updated self-help article.

Veronica J. Snell