Game news Assassin’s Creed: An episode has been removed from Steam, fans are reacting!
Last week we learned that many Ubisoft games will lose their online functionality. Most of the games are quite old or remastered and date from the PS3 / Xbox 360 generation, the latest being Space Junkies, which was released in 2019. Among these games are some installments from Assassin’s Creed license.
Updated by MalloDelicJuly 11, 2022 at 7:10:47 PM
Ubisoft clarified the accessibility alert for retired Steam games: “As stated in our support article, only DLC and online features will be affected upon future retirement. Them.Our teams are working with us partners to update this information on all storefronts and also evaluate all options available to players who will be affected if online services for these games are no longer available.Retired on September 1, 2022. It has always been our intention to do everything in our power to allow historic titles to remain available in the best possible conditions for players, and that is what we want.
Old Ubisoft games are retiring
Ubisoft has actually announced that, with a look at resource management, a certain number of games will see their online devices taken over. Most games with single-player modes should continue to be accessible, but we have recently seen the disappearance of many games.
In fact, within a few hours, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, the port and remaster of the game released on the PSP, no longer available on Steam, such as Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, Anno 2070 or Space Junkies. All purchase options have been removed, and a message appears only at the request of the publisherthe title will no longer be sold.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will soon be unbeatable? The angry community
This first message was accompanied by a second announcement, showing that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will no longer be accessible after the date announced by Ubisoft, i.e. September 1. In other words, the game can be no longer playable beyond this date, even if you purchased it (this point remains to be confirmed). Now we wonder if the version included in Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will remain playable after September 1.
Clearly, the reaction in the community was very negative on this notice, believes they should be able to access the game and DLCs they have purchased, even if they are no longer supported. So the finger is pointed at the culture of all the dematerialized, the lack of communication on this topic from Ubisoft, and the lack of compensation.
So obviously on September 1st if you own Assassins Creed Liberation on Steam it will just stop working; a game you bought legally.
I feel like this will become more common as we pursue a digital -only cultural release. I hate it. https://t.co/97YI8ALbJg
—Dag & Brawli (@OverBoredGaming) July 10, 2022
So obviously on September 1, if you have Assassins Creed Liberation on Steam, it will stop working. A game you buy legally. I’m sure it will become more common as we move to a digital distribution only culture. I hate that.
Standards of hope?
However, all hope is not lost for fans of Aveline de Granpré, the main character in this Louisiana -based opus that is similar to Assassin’s Creed III. In effect, Ubisoft, whom we contactedhas not yet reacted to the public. So more details can be provided soon.
Also, Ubisoft’s plans an event dedicated to the franchise in September next, at the end of its 15th anniversary celebrations. So we can imagine an return to the game in its own remaster form in Assassin’s Creed 3, everything is similar to announcements related to the “future of the franchise”. For now, all of these remain just predictions, and we’ll update this article when Ubisoft gives us details.