Ubisoft Shutting Down Online Services For Past Games
It’s difficult to divvy up resources to maintain old games, especially considering the list of properties currently under Ubisoft’s belt. Eventually, all good things must come to an end and that means online content as well. Though this isn’t their first time discontinuing services for online components, Ubisoft revealed dozens of games soon facing the cut, including several iterations from the Just Dance series, a property that holds a significantly smaller percentage of players.
Effective in November, titles such as I Am Alive, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Assassin’s Creed II will meet their online demise. Just Dance won’t be the only series getting the hammer. Their master list of discontinued online support can be found here, but the upcoming titles that will soon see the light are as follows:
- Just Dance 2014 (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, WiiU, PS4, Xbox One)
- Just Dance 2015 (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, WiiU, PS4, Xbox One)
- Just Dance 2016 (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, WiiU, PS4, Xbox One)
- Just Dance 2017 (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
- Just Dance 2018 (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
- I Am Alive (PC)
- Splinter Cell Double Agent (PC)
- Tom Clancy’s EndWar (PC)
- Assassin’s Creed II (Mac)
- Rayman 3 HD (PS3, Xbox 360)
Rewards, U-Play Units, news, player statistics, and related online features will no longer be available. This will for into effect for all aforementioned titles on November 19th, 2018. For those wondering why, here’s what Ubisoft had to say:
We are constantly assessing what’s needed to deliver the best possible online services for Ubisoft’s customers. Shutting the services for some older games with smaller online audiences is a necessary part of this process, since it 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.
Still, we don’t take the decision to retire services for older Ubisoft games lightly, and we understand some of you may be disappointed by this news. We are happy to have fans that are as committed as you have been to these brands and titles, and we hope that you’ll find more recent or upcoming Ubisoft games which you can be equally as passionate about. Thank you for your understanding and your support. “
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