Ubisoft Shutting Down Servers For Some Classic Games, Including Rainbow Six Vegas
Assassin's Creed II, Splinter Cell Conviction, and other classic Ubisoft games will no longer have multiplayer servers from June.
Ubisoft will be shutting down the servers on several of its older games, including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas, Assassin's Creed II, Far Cry 2, and more. The majority of the affected titles are PC games, with several PS2, Xbox 360, and PSP games also being shut down at an undetermined time later in 2021.
Ubisoft explained in a blog post that while multiplayer online services for these games will be switched off, players can still access solo features. In Splinter Cell Conviction's case, the game featured competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, though the cooperative option could also be played locally.
If the game is Ubisoft Connect-enabled, then this service will no longer be available for the title on consoles and the microtransaction currency of Ubisoft Units will be disabled. Ubisoft added that there will be no refunds on unused in-game currencies. Rewards will also be disabled in-game, and even though they can still be unlocked, Ubisoft says that players will no longer receive them.
Ubisoft multiplayer servers being shut down on June 1
- Assassin's Creed 2 (PC)
- Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands (PC)
- Far Cry 2 (PC)
- Anno 1404 (PC)
- Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes (PC)
- Splinter Cell Conviction (PC)
- The Settlers 7 (PC)
- Might & Magic X – Legacy (PC)
Ubisoft multiplayer server shut down list for 2021
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier – 2021 (PC / Xbox 360/ PS3)
- Rainbow Six Lockdown – 2021 – (PC / PS2 / Xbox)
- Rainbow Six Vegas 2 – 2021 (PC / Xbox 360 / PS3 / Xbox One)
- Rainbow Six Vegas – 2021 (PC / X360 / PS3 / PSP)
Ubisoft said that the reason why it was shutting down services for some of its older games that only have a small audience is that it's a "necessary" step to allow its 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."
In a similar move, Sony also announced that it would be shutting down the digital storefronts for the PlayStation 3 and PSP in July, with the PS Vita store being permanently closed as well later in August. Sony has also already and silently killed off the old web store that let PlayStation players buy PS3, PSP, and PS Vita digital games.