Ubisoft has given notice on a selection of eight Xbox games from the Xbox 360 era that will be closing their online servers on September 1st, 2022, including games from the Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy and Far Cry franchises.
Here's the full list of Xbox 360 games that will be affected on September 1st. All of these are backwards compatible on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and some have since received native ports for those consoles too.
- Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox One remaster unaffected)
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
- Assassin's Creed Revelations
- Driver San Francisco
- Far Cry 3 (Xbox One remaster unaffected)
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Rayman Legends (Xbox One version unaffected)
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist
The closure of the servers for these games means they will no longer be playable online, and you will also not be able to "link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features". Ghost Recon Future Soldier is particularly affected, as you'll need to set your console to offline mode to play the single-player campaign in the future.
Ubisoft has provided the following explanation for the server closures:
"Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players who are playing newer or more popular titles."
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know down in the comments section below.
[source ubisoft.com, via trueachievements.com]
I'm assuming this also apply to PS3 versions too?
Does that mean co-op is deactivated as well? Because that effectively cuts off actual in-game missions in Blacklist.
@XxEvilAshxX I assume so, though idk if ubi or xb/pa does the connection management. If it's the console does it then maybe it's ok.
Is anyone still actively playing any of these games? I get more surprised sometimes when servers are still open…
I must have foresight because I went full KonMari on my Xbox collection before this announcement and three of those games discarded are on this list.
So pretty soon AC4 will be the only choice for AC MP. I really hope they bring it back one day!
Oh, I need to download some DLC for this Driver game. Better "shift" to it ...
I get that the online multiplayer for games won't last for ever but apparently paid dlc for these games will no longer be accessible either & that's a s**** move
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