Ubisoft is shutting down online services for several older titles on November 11. The publisher announced the news in September on their official forums, and said it was necessary “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.” None of the games impacted by the shutdowns have much of an active online user-base, but some major titles include Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Just Dance 4, and I am Alive. The single-player portions of all titles will continue to work. Since this is the final days to play the multiplayer portion of the games, we thought it was worth a reminder.
Here are a few more specific details (via the Ubisoft forums):
- – The multiplayer online services for the titles listed below will be shut down. The solo features will remain available.
- – The Ingame News and Player Stats services will be shut down for games that have them enabled.
- – If the game is Uplay-enabled:
- – The Uplay service will no longer be available for the game on consoles.
- – Units (Uplay currency) and Actions for the game will be disabled, meaning you will no longer be able to earn Units by completing Actions for the game.
- – Rewards will be disabled in-game, meaning that you can still unlock them, but you will not receive them. If you unlock them after the closure of the online service for the game, please feel free to contact our Customer Support team to be refunded.
- – The ULC will be disabled, meaning that you will no longer be able to unlock them. On PC, even if you have redeemed them, the ULC will no longer be available. On consoles, the ULC will be available until you decide to reset your saved game files.
Here’s the full list of Ubisoft games that are impacted by the server shutdowns (I’ve bolded PlayStation 3 titles):
- Smurfs 2 PS3
- Splinter Cell Blacklist WIIU
- Flashback Origins PC
- Assassin’s Creed Recollections MAC – IOS
- Just Dance 4 PS3
- Just Dance 4 WIIU
- Just Dance 4 X360
- Just Dance 3 Greatest Hits X360
- Just Dance Disney Party WII
- Just Dance Disney Party X360
- Marvel Avenger Battle for Earth WIIU
- Marvel Avenger Battle for Earth X360
- Rabbids Land WIIU
- Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 WIIU
- ESPN Sport Connections WIIU
- Shaun White Skateboarding PC
- Shaun White Skateboarding PS3
- Shaun White Skateboarding X360
- Shaun White Snowboard PC
- Call of Juarez 3: The Cartel PC
- HAWX II PC
- I Am Alive PS3
- I Am Alive X360
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PS3
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands X360
- Rayman 3 HD PS3
- Rayman 3 HD X360
- RUSE PS3
- RUSE X360
- Just Dance 3 X360
Are you disappointed by any of these server shutdowns? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
[Source: Ubisoft forums]