Ubisoft To Shutdown Online Support For Legacy Releases Like Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, And More This Year


Posted on April 14, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Understanding the duration of time, things that were new at one point age and typically come to the conclusion to be discarded at some point. Beloved video games are no different: although backwards compatibility is becoming a forefront on consoles currently, respected titles with online capabilities tend to see the door through server shutdowns.

Already, developer 343 Industries presses that this can be expected for the online lobbies for an assortment of Xbox 360 Halo titles: Halo 3, Halo: Spartan Assault, Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars, and Halo 4. So, of course, there is an expectancy that other developers and publishers would soon come out with similar new as time progressed.

In a new post on Ubisoft Support, the firm unveils that a dozen of Ubisoft-developed titles are facing the boot coming later in 2021. Ubisoft staff specifies that online for Assassin’s Creed 2, Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, Far Cry 2, Anno 1404, Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes, Splinter Cell Conviction, The Settlers 7 and Might & Magic X – Legacy will cease operations on June 1st.

You can read the full list below:

Anno 1204 – June 1, 2021 (PC)
Assassin’s Creed 2 – June 1, 2021 (PC)
Far Cry 2 – June 1, 2021 (PC)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier – 2021 (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes – June 1, 2021 (PC)
Might & Magic X – Legace – June 1, 2021 (PC)
Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands – June 1, 2021 (PC)
Rainbow Six Lockdown – 2021 (GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Rainbow Six Vegas – 2021 (PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 – 2021 (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Splinter Cell Conviction – June 1, 2021 (PC)
The Settlers 7 – June 1, 2021 (PC)

“We are constantly assessing what’s needed to deliver the best possible online services for Ubisoft’s customers,” the post reads. “Shutting the services for some older games with smaller online audiences is a necessary part of this process, 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.”

While on the topic of Ubisoft’s plans with its titles, the firm in an interview with IGN shared that the publisher is to minimize its emphasis on AAA releases. Instead, Ubisoft discloses to hone its focus on its free-to-play entries and titles developed by smaller studios. You can read the full report by heading here.

Which game are you upset to see receive the boot for its multiplayer?

Source: Ubisoft Support

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