Ubisoft disables online services for more than 90 games
In a post on its website, Ubisoft, the publishing giant behind many successful triple-A franchises, said it was shutting down online services in more than 90 of its games.
Owners of any of the games listed by Ubisoft will still be able to play their games, without any of their online features. Things like online co-op and multiplayer will no longer be available. Similarly, users will no longer be able to unlock Units in games using Ubisoft Connect services. Units are a special currency used by the publisher that players can unlock by completing in-game challenges to spend on cosmetics.
The unlockable content in these games, which Ubisoft describes as “maps and skins”, is disabled going forward, meaning players can no longer unlock them. For PC players, these content items are removed entirely, even if they have already been used. Console players will still have access to unlockable content in their games as long as they do not reset their saved game files.
As for the games that have been affected by the shutdown of Ubisoft’s online service, it’s a hodgepodge of popular and lesser-known titles, but only releases on specific platforms have been affected. Far Cry Blood Dragon saw its online services shut down on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, for example. It should be noted that some of the games on Ubisoft’s list had their online services shut down last year. assassin’s creed 2The online services of are unavailable on PC since June 1, 2021, as well as the online services for Far Cry 2, Burst Cell Convictionand other titles.
The company’s decision to shut down online services for so many of its games follows rumors that the company is being sought for an acquisition. According to Bloomberg, private equity firms, namely Blackstone Inc. and KKR & Co., have expressed interest in buying the French game publishing giant.