Ubisoft shuts down multiplayer and online services for 90 games

Ubisoft has announced that 90 of its games across multiple platforms have lost access to their online and multiplayer services, effectively giving them offline-only experiences.

Like TheGamer Reportsgames span PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, OnLive, Mac and iOS, and include top-tier titles from popular franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Just Dance, Might & Magic, Rainbow Six , Rayman, Settlers and Splinter Cell.

Lost online components depend on the specific game, all of which can be found listed on Ubisoft’s website. Almost all of the online features you’d expect are gone, including online multiplayer, player stats, in-game news feeds, in-game rewards (which can still be unlocked but won’t be received) and unlockable content (ULC) on PC (ULC on consoles should remain available).

All games using Ubisoft Connect services have also lost access to Units and Challenges, meaning you can no longer earn Units by completing Challenges.

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All of the games affected by this shutdown are older titles, but it’s a reminder that games accessing cloud features won’t be available forever. This begs the question, what will happen to all the digital games we buy today, for platforms that will inevitably be replaced in the future? Sony’s actions last year regarding access to the PSP, PS Vita and PS3 digital stores and the confusion that may result give us some idea of ​​what to expect.

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