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Ubisoft ending classic Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell support

Ubisoft is ending support for classic Assassin's Creed and Far Cry games, including the last Splinter Cell game - such as multiplayer and even DLC

Ezio in classic Assassin's Creed multiplayer is a thing of the past

Get your last round of original Assassin’s Creed multiplayer in, because it’ll be removed in September 2022. Ubisoft confirms it is ending online support for many of its old games, including many of its classic Assassin’s Creed games, Far Cry 3, and the final Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell games – shutting off access to multiplayer and even DLC.

Ubisoft today released a list of its classic games that it is planning to pull support from in September 2022, and the PC is particularly badly affected. The “decommissioning of online services” naturally includes multiplayer, so any active servers will be shut down. However, more upsetting is that many PC games will have “the installation and access” to DLC removed, which isn’t happening with the console versions.

While the remasters of Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed III are not affected, the Ezio trilogy remasters are not currently available on PC, so that’s a little upsetting. It’s also sad to see the final games in the Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia series in there – well, final until the much-delayed new Splinter Cell game and Prince of Persia remake come out.

Here is the list of Ubisoft games having online support shut down, which includes multiplayer, online features, and DLC access.

  • Anno 2070
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
  • Assassin’s Creed III (original release)
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Far Cry 3 (original release)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Silent Hunter 5
  • Space Junkies
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Old PC games never die, but they can take a knock now and again.