Ubisoft had quite a few people up in arms earlier this year when it announced plans to decommission online elements for 15 of its older games, rendering a lot of DLC useless after a certain date. Ubisoft has now gone back on that decision, at least temporarily, and revealed the games' DLC will be playable for what appears to be the foreseeable future.
Among the 15 games on Ubisoft's decommission list were a number of older Assassin's Creed titles including Brotherhood and Revelations. As well as eliminating the ability to play those games online moving forward, the decision also meant DLC that players had paid for and downloaded would become unplayable. Right before that eventuality was supposed to go live, Ubisoft tweaked its plan.
The big day was supposed to be today, but in an update to the post about the shutting down of various services (highlighted by Eurogamer) Ubisoft has revealed its change of plan. DLC for Assassin's Creed 3, Brotherhood, Far Cry 3, and Splinter Cell Blacklist can now be downloaded and played on PC provided you activate it before October 1, 2022. Even better, people playing those games on consoles will be able to download and play all of that DLC whenever they like.
“If you own these games on PC, activate your DLC before the decommissioning on 1 October 2022 to continue playing it. There will be no impact to the same single-player DLC on consoles,” the post on the Ubisoft site now reads. That also means all of the games' online features will remain active and usable until October 1, giving you an extra month to say goodbye.
Some players have spent the last six weeks saying goodbye to various Assassin's Creed games. The communities who still play them organized a number of farewell weekends which came to an end on Sunday. Perhaps they will plan a few more throughout September. The other good news to come out of Ubisoft's update is the reveal Anno 2070 has been removed from the list entirely. The dev team behind the game has been fighting to keep it alive for two months.
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