Ubisoft has unfortunately announced the discontinuation of online services for over 90 games across multiple platforms, including popular titles such as Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Far Cry.
This heartbreaking news was revealed in a blog post published by Ubisoft on April 22, which listed all of the affected games whose online services had been permanently disabled. The plan to shut down the games' online services was first stated last year.
While Ubisoft's older games will be the only ones without online services, this will not affect all platforms. The online services of games, such as Far Cry, will continue to be available on platforms such as PlayStation and Xbox, but not on PC.
Ubisoft stated that all online features, such as multiplayer statistics, in-game news, and updates, would be removed from the 91 games affected. The company also mentioned that previously unlocked content in the aforementioned games would no longer be available to PC players, but console players would still be able to keep them, which is a bit strange.
According to Bloomberg, the announcement of the online service termination came after Ubisoft was reported to have been eyed for acquisition by private equity firms Blackstone Inc. and KKR & Co, two of the world's largest private equity firms.
The discontinuation of online services for old Ubisoft games has deeply saddened players, who will no longer be able to bask in nostalgia in their old favorite games. The cancellation affects not only old games but also some games that were released just a few years ago, making players even more unhappy.