It's that inevitable time. The time when those older games many loved must pass on into the realm of dusty games. At least when it comes down to the multiplayer aspects. Multiplayer was something that Ubisoft thrived on, even in the humble beginnings. But that doesn't mean they require any less work and as games age, technology progresses, and new titles come out - sometimes it's time to say goodbye to those titles that many have enjoyed through the years.
The server space must be freed and because of this, Ubisoft has made the official announcement of several titles that will be losing their online support spanning several platforms. For the full list of games being halted, Ubisoft has provided which titles will be affected below.
The below titles consist of games with multiplayer components for PC, Mac, iOS, Wii-U, PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360:
- Smurfs 2 (PS3)
- Splinter Cell Blacklist (Wii U)
- Flashback Origins (PC)
- Assassin’s Creed Recollections (Mac, iOS)
- Just Dance 3 (Xbox 360)
- Just Dance 3 Greatest Hits (Xbox 360)
- Just Dance 4 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
- Just Dance Disney Party (Xbox 360, Wii)
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Xbox 360, Wii U)
- Rabbids Land (Wii U)
- Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 (Wii U)
- ESPN Sports Connection (Wii U)
- Shaun White Skateboarding (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Shaun White Snowboarding (PC)
- Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PC)
- HAWX II (PC)
- I Am Alive (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Rayman 3 HD (PS3, Xbox 360)
- RUSE (PS3, Xbox 360
Though the above titles will be losing their multiplayer modes, the single-player components will still be alive and well. The Uplay service will also cease to be compatible with the above titles, with in-game news and player stats also retiring forever. Any rewards earned or aimed to be used for the games listed will also be rendered useless as of November 11th.
Luckily, the single-player components of many of the mentioned titles are stellar on their own. It's the cycle of online gaming, though as developers with MP in mind continue to deliver also a solid single-player experience, the loss is isn't overwhelming. As an added bonus, game releases continue to be a constant with amazing titles that provide stunning experiences. We'll just put our focus back on those, for now.