Don't Buy Classic Games Anymore! Ubisoft Announces It Will Remove Multiplayer and Even DLC For Some of the Best Games Ever
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Don’t Buy Classic Games Anymore! Ubisoft Announces It Will Remove Multiplayer and Even DLC For Some of the Best Games Ever

It’s a sad day when you have to advise someone to not buy a great classic game but here we are, thanks to Ubisoft’s incredibly anti-consumer move.

The company announced that, come September 1, it will cut access to the online features of a selection of older games. In general, this is something most companies do when maintaining servers is no longer an attractive financial proposition, but Ubisoft goes one step further.

In the case of multiple games, Ubisoft will actually stop people from accessing not just multiplayer components but DLC too.

Downloadable content like missions and cosmetics are one of the main revenue drivers for video game developers, with people spending upwards of $10 or $20 for more single player content.

Because Ubisoft is pulling the plug on those older games, those people who spent money on both the base game and additional content will be left with nothing in their library.

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While Ubisoft says that “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 list of content they’ll cut is worrying for any gamer, since it includes classic games that still have popular appeal.

PCGamer compiled a list of every game affected by Ubisoft’s move. If you were thinking of trying a classic Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry or Splinter Cell game, think again, because come September 1st you’ll lose access to it.

Anno 2070 (2011): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features

Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features

Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access to DLC

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (2010): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access to DLC

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (2014): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access DLC

Driver San Francisco (2011): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access to DLC

Far Cry 3 (2012): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access to DLC

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010): co-op multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access to DLC

Silent Hunter 5 (2010): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, access to DLC

Space Junkies (2019): As a multiplayer only title, you will be unable to play the game going forward.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (2013): multiplayer, linking accounts, online features

The only way to try these titles will be to buy the remastered versions where available.

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