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Ubisoft plans to stop Multiplayer support for 15 games

Ubisoft plans to stop Multiplayer support for 15 games

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POV: You are an old Ubisoft multiplayer game.
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Ubisoft recently announced that it will end support for the multiplayer aspect of many of its older titles, including Fighting the creed of the Brotherhood And the far cry 3. The publisher stated that the move would help it focus its resources on more recent games. As of press time, 15 games are scheduled to lose their online features on September 1, 2022. (h/t: the edge)

The Full multiplayer sunset roster Includes kit Doctrine killer addresses Prince of Persia, the forgotten desertAnd the Anno 2070. Ubisoft is essentially ending support for multiplayer modes, but some games will also prevent players from downloading and installing DLC. Kotaku Contacted to seek clarification as to whether or not those players who have been banned from using downloadable content they have actually purchased have received no response by time of publication.

Got this Ubisoft not working wellSo stopping support for online games makes sense from a business perspective. But there is no good reason why the publisher should not prevent players from downloading standalone content that they have already paid for. It’s also possible that Ubisoft will proactively announce shutdowns just in case they are unable to maintain multiplayer features, given that the studio is behind them. Anno 2070 he is They are still working to make sure the game is playable After the September 1 deadline. It’s great, because the last time players tried to support multiplayer features themselves, only Ubisoft Withdraw the game from Steam. Yikes.

This isn’t the first time that Ubisoft has planned to stop supporting multiplayer features for many games in its back catalog. This is April, the publisher Announced that online modes for 91 games It has already been closed, or it is planned to close in the future. This is disgusting for anyone who is interested in achievements, or has an interest in maintaining online games.

This situation is at least a little funny to anyone who suffers from severe schadenfreude Ubisoft’s unpopular forays into NFTs. The publisher has talked about a big game about letting players buy and sell NFT-based items to each other, but will Ubisoft maintain an ecosystem that is no longer profitable? The answer seems to be an embarrassing “no.”

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