A drawback of the digital, online-focused gaming industry is that games and their associated multiplayer services can be shut down forever whenever their publishing company no longer wants to support them. So is the case with 15 Ubisoft titles, all of which are set to have their online services shut down on September 1. In some cases this will mean no longer being able to play a game's online multiplayer, in other cases it means losing access to DLC. And in one extreme example, it means losing access to the game entirely.

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On September 1, Ubisoft will be ending online services for Anno 2070, Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Assassin's Creed 3, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, Driver San Francisco, Far Cry 3, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Rayman Legends, Silent Hunter 5, Space Junkies, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and ZombiU. The PC versions of all these games will be impacted, as will the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions of the games, when applicable. Luckily, Ubisoft does not seem to be shutting down online services for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS5, or Xbox Series X games just yet.

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The severity of the Ubisoft online shut downs is not the same for every platform. For example, the PC version of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is losing DLC access, so after September 1, fans won't be able to download or install any DLC that they own for the game. However, the DLC should remain available for those that own Assassin's Creed Brotherhood on PS3 and Xbox 360. This is the case across the board, with PC gamers getting the short end of the stick. Click here to see a full description of all the Ubisoft games losing online services and how the impact varies by platform.

Ubisoft Online Services Shutting Down List

  • Anno 2070 - PC
  • Assassin's Creed 2 - PC/PS3
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - PC/PS3/Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - PS3/Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed 3 - PC/PS3/Wii U/Xbox 360
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD - PC
  • Driver San Francisco - PC/PS3/Xbox 360
  • Far Cry 3 - PC/PS3/Xbox 360
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier - PS3/Xbox 360
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - PC
  • Rayman Legends - PS3/Wii U/Xbox 360
  • Silent Hunter 5 - PC
  • Space Junkies - PC
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist - PC/PS3/Xbox 360
  • ZombiU - Wii U

In some cases, the Ubisoft online services shutting down won't have all that significant of an impact on a game's functionality. Take Rayman Legends, for instance. On September 1, the PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 versions of Rayman Legends will no longer be able to link Ubisoft accounts or use online features, but since it's primarily an offline experience anyway, it shouldn't be all that devastating.

Space Junkies, however, is going to suffer the most from the Ubisoft games shut down on September 1. Space Junkies is a multiplayer-focused virtual reality game that is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus headsets. Since Space Junkies is multiplayer-only, it will effectively become unplayable after September 1.

The good news is that some of these games have newer versions available that will retain their online services. However, any Ubisoft fans that want to have one last hoorah with the online services of these titles should make sure to do so soon, as the shut down is happening September 1.

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