Starting from 25 January 2023, the online services for Ubisoft’s 10 older titles will shut down. All these games are over 10 years old, and outdated technology is the official reason for decommissioning. This means the players will no longer to able to play multiplayer mode, link and sync in-game statuses to Ubisoft accounts.
Be noted that the offline features of these games (listed below) will be unaffected and remain available for surfing.
Ubisoft made this announcement via a blog post:
Decommissioning the online services for older games is something we do not take lightly, however, it is also a necessity as the technology behind these services becomes outdated.
Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players who are playing newer or more popular titles.
The games losing online services include:
- Assassin’s Creed II – Xbox 360
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – MAC
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations – PC
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier – PC
- Heroes of Might and Magic VI – PC
- NCIS – PC
- R.U.S.E – PC
- Splinter Cell: Conviction – Xbox 360
- Trials Evolution – PC
This is not the first time of decommissioning of online services for some major titles. Decommissioning is a periodic thing, which hit some games back in 2022.