game news Assassin’s Creed: An Episode Has Been Removed From Steam, Fans React!
Last week, we learned that several Ubisoft games were going to lose their online functionality. Most of the games are quite old or have been remastered and date back to the PS3/Xbox 360 generation, the most recent being Space Junkies, released in 2019. Among these games are several installments of the Assassin’s Creed license.
Updated by MalloDelicJuly 11, 2022 at 19:10:47
Ubisoft has clarified the accessibility alert for retired games on Steam: “As stated in our support article, only DLC and online features will be affected by the upcoming retirement. Current owners of these games will still be able to access, play or re-download Our teams are working with our partners to update this information across all storefronts and are also evaluating all options available to players who will be impacted when online services for these games are down. 2022. It has always been our intention to do everything in our power to allow these historical titles to remain available in the best possible conditions for the players, and that is what we are working on.”
Old Ubisoft games will be retired
In fact, Ubisoft has announced that, with a view to resource management, a certain number of games will see their online functionality removed. Most games with single player modes should still be accessible, but very recently we’ve seen a number of games disappear.
In fact, for a few hours, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HDport and remaster of the game released on PSP, is no longer available on Steamlike Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, Year 2070 either space addicts. All purchase options have been removed and a message indicates only at the request of the publisherthe title was no longer for sale.
Will Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD soon be unplayable? the angry community
This first message is accompanied by a second announcement, indicating that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will no longer be available after the date announced by Ubisoft, that is, on September 1. In other words, the game could can’t play anymore after this date, even if you bought it (this point is to be confirmed). Now we wonder if the version included with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will still be playable after September 1.
Obviously, the community reacted very negatively to this announcement, believing that they should be able to access the game and DLC they purchased, even if they are no longer supported. Therefore, the culture of everything dematerialized, the lack of communication on this topic by Ubisoft and the absence of compensation are pointed out.
So apparently on September 1st, if you own Assassins Creed Liberation on Steam, it will just stop working; a game you bought legally.
I strongly believe this will become more common as we move forward with a digital release only culture. I hate it. https://t.co/97YI8ALbJg
—Dag and Brawli (@OverBoredGaming) July 10, 2022
So apparently on September 1st, if you own Assassins Creed Liberation on Steam, it will stop working. A game that you bought legally. I’m sure this will become more common as we move towards a digital-only distribution culture. I hate that.
Reasons for hope?
However, all hope is not lost for fans of Aveline de Granpré, the main character of this work that takes place in Louisiana in parallel with Assassin’s Creed III. Indeed, Ubisoft, who we contactedHe has not yet reacted publicly. Therefore, more details could be provided soon.
Also, Ubisoft plans an event dedicated to the franchise in September then at the end of its 15th anniversary celebrations. Therefore, we can imagine an return of the game in its own form in the remaster of Assassin’s Creed 3, all in parallel with announcements related to “the future of the franchise”. At the moment, all of this remains just guesswork, and we’ll update this article if Ubisoft provides us with details.