While we recently learned that the servers of some of Ubisoft’s games will be closed, it seems that it will even go as far as the withdrawal of some titles.
A week ago, Ubisoft announced the list of games that will soon no longer have online functionality. And, this included a good majority ofAssassin’s Creed. The scheduled withdrawal is even readable on the Steam pages of the games in question. One of them tells us even more.
Liberation soon finished?
Indeed, referring in particular to the mention present on the platform, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will soon be history. At the request of the publisher, the spin-off originally released in 2012 on PS Vita will therefore be deleted and will become unplayable from September 1, 2022and this, even for the current owners of the game. Note that it is already no longer available for sale for some time.
Therefore, the only way to get close to the title would be to get, if not already done, the remastered version ofAssassin’s Creed III which just happens to have the part concerned. At least, that’s what it seems, because nothing indicates otherwise.
And, Liberation will not be the only one to be removed. For example, the deluxe edition of Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands, from Silent Hunter or Space Junkies. But, for the latter, it is quite normal: existing as a multiplayer game, it has no reason to stay after the closure of its servers.
By the way, about these withdrawals, the French publisher spoke about the thing to Eurogamer, which contacted him. And this is what the spokesperson for the French company told the English magazine:
We are not taking the decision to withdraw services for older Ubisoft games lightly, and our teams are currently evaluating all available options for players who will be impacted when the online services for these games go offline on September 1, 2022.
We are also working with our partners to update this information in all storefronts, so that players are fully informed of the removal of online services at the time of purchase as well as in our support article where we announced the news.
Therefore, with such action, Ubisoft (re)launches the debate about the rights of the owners of this or that product.
What do you think?