Historical spin-off port Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD might nicely find yourself completely unplayable for individuals who personal it. At the beginning of July, the writer shared 15 getting-on-a-bit video games they supposed to shut down on-line companies for, together with entry to purchased DLC. Now, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, Space Junkies and Silent Hunter 5 have already been delisted from Steam at Ubisoft’s request, and will not be accessible from September 1st.
The three video games have a be aware stating “this title won’t be accessible following September 1st, 2022” on their retailer pages. That implies that they won’t be accessible to redownload even for many who’ve bought them. Not a fantastic look, Ubisoft. The Steam evaluations are actually, predictably, Mostly Negative. “So I mainly purchased a digital paperweight. Thanks Ubi,” one irritated reviewer stated.
“We don’t take the choice to retire companies for older Ubisoft video games flippantly, and our groups are presently assessing all accessible choices for gamers who will be impacted when these video games’ on-line companies are decommissioned on September 1st, 2022,” an Ubisoft consultant advised VG247.
That doesn’t clarify why the shop listings on Steam say wome of the video games won’t be accessible from the beginning of September although. Unlike Space Junkies, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, launched in 2014 in PC, is a considerably single-player sport. There are nonetheless different methods to play Liberation on PC – as a part of 2019’s Assassin’s Creed III Remastered bundle, for instance – however that’s not a lot solace to individuals who’ve already purchased the sooner HD port.
I’ve contacted Ubisoft for extra clarification about these delistings, so I’ll let if I hear again from them.