After the predictable and extremely negative reaction of players and media to the announcement of decommissioning the online services of 15 old games, Ubisoft is trying to save face and moves the server shutdown date by a month, to October 1, 2022. In addition, the company promises to keep purchased and activated DLC until October 1, at least for the older games of the Assassin’s Creed series, which are of more interest to players than others. This is stated in the official message on the Ubisoft forum.
According to the message, all purchased single-player story DLC for console versions of Assassin’s Creed games will remain available on consoles after October 1, 2022. On PC, these DLCs must be activated by October 1, 2022, then they will also remain with players.
This applies to the following games:
- Assassin’s Creed II (2009)
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (2010);
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations (2011);
- Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012);
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (2014).
At the same time, The Ezio Collection, which includes Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood and Revelations, and the remasters of Assassin’s Creed 3 / Liberation (2019) are not affected, they will work as before.
This is all good, of course… But, in reality, old games already run very poorly on modern PCs. As recently as August 30, I was unable to play the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Revelations (also purchased from Uplay). The game installed, launched and even started, but after that the whole screen started flashing like crazy, and the character could not move, as if glued, although it was clear that he was trying and responding to the keys. I don’t even care who’s to blame, the Windows 7 update, the new Direct X, or the latest NVIDIA drivers. The game I bought once, I repeat, in my opinion the best in the entire series, now does not work.