Ubisoft Will Shut Down Online Services for Select Older Games

On June 1, Ubisoft will be shutting down online services for a few of its older games. With no connectivity, players cannot play online multiplayer, access player stats, and obtain unlockable content. Affected titles include Assassin’s Creed 2, Far Cry 2, and Anno 1404.

Ubisoft Will Shut Down Online Services for Select Older Games Cover

Recently, Ubisoft updated its online services masterlist. The list indicates which of its titles will shut down their internet connectivity. Effective June 1 this year, some older Ubisoft PC games such as Assassin’s Creed 2, Far Cry 2, and Splinter Cell Conviction will no longer offer online services. A handful of Tom Clancy titles for consoles will also go offline – though no specific date other than 2021 has been provided.

Single player features will still function offline, but internet-based multiplayer will no longer be available. In addition, player stats and in-game news cannot be accessed, Units (Ubisoft Connect’s currency) can no longer be obtained by completing game-specific Actions, unlockable content will not be obtainable, and certain achievements become impossible to obtain.

These games will have their servers shut down on June 1, 2021:

  • PC – Assassin’s Creed 2
  • PC – Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
  • PC – Far Cry 2
  • PC – Anno 1404
  • PC – Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes
  • PC – Splinter Cell Conviction
  • PC – The Settlers 7
  • PC – Might & Magic X – Legacy

The following Tom Clancy titles will go offline at some point in 2021:

  • PC/X360/PS3 – Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • PC/PS2/XB/GC – Rainbow Six Lockdown
  • PC/X360/PS3/XB1 – Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • PC/X360/PS3/PSP – Rainbow Six Vegas
Assassin's Creed 2 - Launch Trailer

According to Ubisoft, shutting down older servers with smaller player numbers “allows our IT and service staff to better focus on delivering great online experiences to the vast majority of customers who are playing newer, more popular titles.”

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