Online servers are being closed for some of Ubisoft's classic games.
Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the trend for Ubisoft in the second quarter of 2021, as the giant game publishers behind series such as Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six, and Far Cry have chosen to shut down some of their online servers to classic games.
Following the success of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla which added a new nordic spin onto the stealthy action game, the timeless classic protagonist Ezio Auditore has been dealt a blow to his legacy, as the first title in his trilogy is being laid to rest.
Eight of Ubisoft's online games' servers will be shut down on PC, although the console versions will continue to receive support.
A full list of Ubisoft games that are having online servers shut down are as follows:
- Anno 140
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Far Cry 2
- Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes
- Might & Magic X – Legacy
- Splinter Cell Conviction
- The Settlers 7
- Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
Taking to a blog post, Ubisoft said "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.
"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."
Ubisoft has previously shut down a range of their online servers, including all editions of the Just Dance series prior to 2020, many of the Tom Clancy titles including the early Rainbow Six titles Vegas, Vegas 2, and Lockdown, and various Splinter Cell games that date back to the early 2000s such as Conviction and Double Agent.
With little remorse over the purging of some golden oldies, Ubisoft concluded by saying "We hope that you'll find more recent or upcoming Ubisoft games which you can be equally as passionate about."
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