Ubisoft is Pulling the Cord of Online Support from Their Old Titles

These Ubisoft titles include Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Trials games respectively.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 31 Oct 2023

Some games are meant to live forever as they require no online connectivity and are released as a full product. But as the internet became more and more important to our lives, game developers decided to include the internet in their games as a base to run their side course. Nowadays, most of the games are online only, giving the benefit of competing with other people around the world. However, being always online has a bad side to it, such as when a developer decides to abandon their old game and give full sport to the new one.

For example, recently, the developers behind the Gran Turismo series announced that they would be dropping the online support for their previous title, Gran Turismo Sport. This means people will not be able to play Gran Turismo Sport online due to a lack of support. The main, single-player campaign still exists, however, Polyphony Digital created the game with a huge online connectivity in mind. One of the other developers to pull the online support for their games is Ubisoft, though they had more patience than Polyphony Digital in that matter.

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Ubisoft recently announced that they will be dropping the support from a few titles from 10 years ago, these include games such as Assassin's Creed II, Trials: Evolution, and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Some other titles from Assassin’s Creed are going to be affected as well, making them unplayable online and losing all the connection to Ubisoft Play features such as rewards. The full list of games that will lose their online support are Assassin's Creed Revelations, Ghost Recon Future Solider, Heroes of Might and Magic 4, NCSI, RUSE, and Trials Evolution on the PC; Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on Mac machines.

This is not the first time Ubisoft decommissioned their games. Last year, the same principle was used on games such as Far Cry 3 and Anno 2070 simply due to their low player counts, having the deed of running those servers, and the technology behind the games becoming more and more outdated as days go by. Although Ubisoft is right to disable the online features of these games to optimize their structure, seeing the golden age of Ubisoft being buried away makes everyone quite baffled and sad.

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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