31 August 2022

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Decommissioning Some Online Services: An Update

Last month, we posted an article about decommissioning the online services of some of Ubisoft's older games on September 1, 2022, and today we have a small update on where things are at.

Decommissioning online services for older games is something we don't take lightly, but it's also a necessity as the technology that drove those services becomes obsolete. We want our players to enjoy optimal gameplay experiences without things breaking, potentially subjecting players to crashes and security breaches. At the same time, we want to make this process as seamless as possible for our players. Over the last month, our teams have been hard at work exploring what is possible to reduce disruption.

As a result, we moved the decommission date from September 1 to October 1, and the single-player DLC of several games on PC - Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed III (2012 release), Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell Blacklist - will be available to download and keep before that date. If you own these games on PC, activate your DLC before the decommissioning on October 1 to continue playing it. There will be no impact to the same single-player DLC on consoles, and you will continue to be able to download and play them after October 1. Read an update from the Assassin's Creed team here.

More, there is still an active game team working on Anno at Ubisoft Mainz, and a taskforce was dedicated to deploying an update to Anno 2070 that will upgrade the game and replace its old online services, allowing players to enjoy its online features into the future. Read an update from the Anno team here.

Space Junkies will continue with its planned decommission on September 1.

Tech obsolescence within the infrastructure of some of our legacy games is something we are keenly aware of, and our focus on remasters - such as Assassin's Creed III Remastered and the Anno History Collection - is a key part of our preservation efforts. Our teams at Ubisoft are continuing to work hard to deliver the best experiences for players and want to thank you for dedicated support of our games both old and new. For more information on the decommissioning in October and the online services affected, please refer to our updated self-help article.

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