Ubisoft closes online services for 91 games

You might be disappointed if you’re planning a nostalgic Ubisoft-themed gaming session. Kotaku reports that Ubisoft has shut down online services for 91 games. Many of them are old or versions for old (and sometimes defunct) platforms. You’re not about to play Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood using the long-dead OnLive service, for example. However, there are some games you can still play on current hardware, or you might have good reason to come back.

The first two Far Cry games lost online support for PC, for example, and dragon’s blood does not connect on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Just Dance fans may need to stick to newer games. While it’s no surprise that Ubisoft dropped support for the PS3, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360 versions of Just dance 2018 and before, PS4 and Xbox One players might not like losing access to songs from Just dance 2014 or 2015.

Other classics you might miss include Beyond Good and Evilthe original Ghost Recognitionseveral Rainbow Six games, older Settlers titles, and some Splinter Cell releases (including chaos theory and Conviction). Games that used Ubisoft Connect do not allow you to earn units and you cannot unlock content on any platform or access it on PCs.

Ubisoft isn’t exactly rushing to leave some players in the dark – it just died out Rainbow Six Lockdown support for PS2, GameCube and original Xbox owners. Still, you probably won’t be thrilled if you kept an old console to play the games of your youth.

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Veronica J. Snell