Ubisoft has reached out to IGN with the following message that assures players that they will still be able to “access, play or redownload them.”
As stated in our support article, only DLCs and online features will be affected by the upcoming decommissioning. Current owners of those games will still be able to access, play or redownload them. Our teams are working with our partners to update this information across all storefronts and are also assessing all available options for players who will be impacted when these games’ online services are decommissioned on September 1st, 2022. It has always been our intention to do everything in our power to allow those legacy titles to remain available in the best possible conditions for players, and this is what we are working towards.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD has been delisted on Steam and come Steptember 1, the game will no longer be playable.
A notice on Steam was spotted for the game which showed the following messages, saying that “At the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available for sale on Steam,” and “Please note this title will not be accessible following September 1st, 2022.”
As of writing, the game is no longer available to purchase on Steam and is one of the games that will soon lose online functionality and DLC access, which includes games such as Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, among others.
Despite being part of the list, it seems that only Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (so far) is the only game that will be unplayable after a certain time, making it a dangerous precedent moving forward for digitally owned games.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation was originally a spin-off game that was released in 2012 for the PS Vita, which then spawned an HD release in 2014 across major consoles at the time along with a PC release.
Watch – Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Trailer
What do you think of this interesting development?