July 11, 2022 Ubisoft has clarified that current owners of Assassin’s Creed Liberation will retain access to the game when online features are ‘decommissioned’ September 1.
The only Assassin’s Creed game with a black female protagonist has been pulled from Steam. Ubisoft has delisted the Assassin’s Creed Liberation Steam edition, so the action-adventure game can no longer be purchased on Valve’s storefront.
After confusing language led players to believe the game would become unavailable even for people who had already purchased it, Ubisoft made a clarification, and now says current owners will continue to be able to play the base game, but that online features and DLC will not be available after they are ‘decommissioned’ September 1.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, the remastered version of the PS Vita game that ties into the events of Assassin’s Creed III, was released in 2014 and is unlikely to be anyone’s favourite Assassin’s Creed game. Ubisoft didn’t include it in the list of games it’s pulling support from in 2022, but it has now been delisted from Steam “at the request of the publisher.”
Now, normally when a game gets pulled from sale, you can still play it if you already own it. Rockstar’s GTA trilogy, for example, can be downloaded and played by anyone who bought them. The Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Steam page, on the other hand, states that the game “will not be accessible following September 1st, 2022.”
Ubisoft’s full statement follows below:
“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.”
We’re trying to confirm if this includes the copy of Assassin’s Creed Liberation that comes with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered too. We’ll update this post when we get confirmation.
UPDATE: At the moment, Assassin’s Creed Liberation is still available to install with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered.
Your best bet for Assassin’s Creed is to play the most recent game Valhalla, which will conclude its story later this year.