Ubisoft shuts down servers for over 90 legacy games

Ubisoft is flipping the off switch on the servers for over 90 of their legacy games that were released as recently as the PS4 and Xbox One era, but as long ago as the PS2!

Most of the games come from the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation and are over a decade old, with Ubisoft maintaining some of these legacy online servers for far longer than other companies might have. This does have a rather large and surprising impact in some instances.

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For one thing, things as fundamental as player statistics have been disabled and, with Ubisoft having moved on from Uplay to Ubisoft Connect in 2020, there’s a fair few games with legacy ties to the outdated system. This affects unlockable content (ULC) such as maps and skins, which have now been disabled and can no longer be earned. On PC, this ULC will not be accessible at all, even if it was previously unlocked, while on console you will only be able to access ULC that is stored in a save game file.

That is, to be quite frank, complete and utter bobbins. It’s yet another reminder that video game preservation is a secondary concern, at best, for many game companies. As digital storefronts have grown over the last 15 years and as DRM has become more and more invasive, right down to single player games requiring an online connection to play and save, some people are still under the illusion that companies will do the moral thing and remove such restrictions when a game’s online services or a storefront is shut down. Not a chance, mates.

Anyway, here’s all the games affected, in one way or another.

game Platforms
America’s Army Xbox 360
Year 1404 computer
Anno Online computer
Assassin’s Creed 2 computer | Mac | iOS | OnLive
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood OnLive
Assassin’s Creed: Recollection Mac | iOS
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations OnLive
Avatar computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Beyond Good and Evil Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Blazing Angels 2 computer | Xbox 360
Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Call of Juarez 3: The Cartel computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Driver: San Francisco OnLive
ESPN Sport Connections Wii U
far cry computer
Far Cry 2 computer
Far Cry Blood Dragon computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Flashback Origins computer
Ghost Recon computer
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
HAWX computer
HAWX 2 computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
Haze playstation3
Heroes of Might and Magic 5 computer
I Am Alive computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Just Dance 3 Xbox 360
Just Dance 3 Greatest Hits Xbox 360
Just Dance 3 Kids Xbox 360 | Wii | Wii U
Just Dance 4 Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii U
Just Dance 2014 Playstation 3 | Playstation 4| Xbox 360 | Xbox One | Wii | Wii U
Just Dance 2015 Playstation 3 | Playstation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One | Wii | Wii U
Just Dance 2016 Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii
Just Dance 2017 Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii
Just Dance 2018 Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii
Just Dance Disney Party Xbox 360 | Wii
Just Dance Disney Party 2 Xbox 360
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Xbox 360 | Wii U
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes computer
Might & Magic Duel of Champions computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Might & Magic Showdown computer
Might & Magic Showdown Paint Workshop computer
Might & Magic X: Legacy computer
motion sports Xbox 360
MotionSport Adrenaline Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
My Fitness Coach Club playstation3
PowerUp Heroes Xbox 360
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
PureFootball Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Rabbids Alive and Kicking Xbox 360
Rabbids Go Home Wii
Rabbids Land Wii U
Rabbids Travel in Time Wii
Rainbow Six – Raven Shield computer
Rainbow Six Lockdown computer | Nintendo GameCube | PlayStation 2 | Xbox
rainbow six vegas computer | Playstation 3 | Playstation Portable | Xbox 360
rainbow six vegas 2 computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One
Rayman 3 Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Rayman 3 HD Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Rayman Legends computer
Rayman Origins computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
CUNNING Mac | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
TRICK Beta computer
Scrabble 2007 computer
Scrabble 2009 computer
Settlers 3 computer
Settlers 4 computer
Settlers 6: Rise of an Empire computer
Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom computer | Mac
Settlers: Heritage of Kings computer
Shape Fitness Evolved Xbox 360
shape-up Xbox One
Shaun White Skateboarding computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
Shaun White Snowboarding computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
Silent Hunter 3 computer
Silent Hunter 4: U-boat Missions computer
Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific computer
Silent Hunter 5 OnLive
Smurfs 2 Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Spartacus Legends Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Splinter Cell: Blacklist Wii U
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory computer
Splinter Cell: Conviction computer | Mac | OnLive
Splinter Cell: Double Agent computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
The Adventures of Tintin computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Tom Clancy’s EndWar computer | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360
Toy Soldiers War Chest computer | Playstation 4 | Xbox One
Watch Dogs Companion Android | iOS
World in Conflict computer
Your Shape Fitness Evolved Xbox 360
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Xbox 360
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 Wii U

For on out for Haze and RUSE.

Source: Ubisoft

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