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Ubisoft is discontinuing online support for 91 games

Many of which are outdated or are versions of obsolete (and occasionally dead) platforms

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Ubisoft is discontinuing online support for 91 games

Ubisoft has discontinued online support for a total of 91 games. According to Kotaku, Ubisoft shuts off online services for 91 titles, many of which are outdated or are versions of obsolete (and occasionally dead) platforms.

The discontinuation of online support for these 91 titles by Ubisoft implies that any multiplayer components linked with these titles, as well as any achievements or unlockables associated with the online part of the game, will no longer be available. However, it is worth noting that support for these titles not terminated all at once as it has been happening for the past year and has just grown to 91 titles this year.

This wouldn’t seem like such a huge problem if it weren’t for the fact that it’s basically erasing major chunks of gaming history. As Kotaku’s Jeremy Winslow in his article points out, “games with major online components are often lost in the sands of time when publishers decide to no longer support them. Especially, when they’re so hesitant to provide communities access to the technologies that may keep them alive.”

The first two Far Cry games, for example, lost the online capability for PC, and Blood Dragon would not connect on PC, PS3, or Xbox 360. Fans of Just Dance may want to stick to newer games. While it’s not unexpected that Ubisoft discontinued support for PS3, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360 versions of Just Dance 2018 and earlier.  

Splinter Cell and World in Conflict are a few other standouts. Some 360 and PS3 generation favourites, such as Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, H.A.W.X. 2, and Beyond Good and Evil, have also vanished.

Various Rainbow Six games, and earlier Settlers titles, are among the other masterpieces you could overlook (including Chaos Theory and Conviction). 

It’s reasonable that a firm can’t be expected to keep a game alive indefinitely. However, several of these games reflect tremendous achievements on the part of the people who created them. Having such assets lost for good appears to be a net loss for gaming history.

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