- Update: Ubisoft spoke about what happened:
UPDATE: In a statement to Eurogamer, Ubisoft said the message on the Steam page is misleading and will be changed. Contrary to what the Steam page says, users will be able to re-download all affected games after their servers go offline, if they have already purchased the games. Ubisoft’s full statement to Eurogamer is as follows:
“As noted in our support article, only downloadable content and online features will be affected by the upcoming recall. Current owners of these games will be able to continue to access, play, or redownload them. Our teams are working with our partners to update this information across all stores and are also evaluating all options available to players that will be affected when online services for these games end on September 1, 2022.”
“Our intention has always been to do everything possible to ensure that these old titles continue to be available on the best possible terms for players, and that is what we are working on.”
We recently discussed Sony’s decision to remove movies and series from the PlayStation Store, resulting in users who purchased them losing access. Now something similar happens with Assassin’s Creed Liberation HDsince Ubisoft the retired of Steamit can therefore no longer be purchased, to which is added only from September, you can’t play it anymoreeven if you have bought.
This is something that we discussed relatively recently, and it was the question of if we own our digital purchases. Even if we make sure that as long as possible download them and storing them on our devices was a solution, it greatly increased the piracy. But as we said, if that digital content we buy is on one platform, any changes to that platform will affect us, and that’s what happened with Steam and Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD.
Ubisoft decides to remove Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD from the Steam library
The company made this decision knowing that it would have consequences and it had them. Just by visiting the Ubisoft game on Steam we can see a fair amount of reviews recent”extremely negative“, because Ubisoft has only said that they do not take the decision to retire these games lightly. It is the only game in the series with a black female protagonist.
This video game was a spin-off of Assassin’s Creed 3, whose protagonist was a half-breed, also dark-skinned, although male in this case. Having said that, Assassin’s Creed 3 Remasteredreleased in 2019, will be the only way to play to Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD starting in September. This is so because Ubisoft has decided that you will not be able to play this Assassin’s Creed from September 1steven if you bought it.
To add insult to injury, remove the game after it goes on sale during the steam summer sale this year, that is, anyone who bought it there, has a maximum duration of 3 months to play it. And as icing on the cake, Ubisoft adds that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will be removed from the other platforms outside of Steam.
Other Ubisoft titles will shut down their online servers and 3 games will be unplayable
Ubisoft was not only happy with the removal of Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, but also added 2 more games They will suffer the same fate. One of them is space junkieswhich again received a substantial award 75% discount before deciding to retire. It was released in March 2019 as an arcade shooter for vr glasses such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, valve index or those of mixed reality.
the other game is Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantica simulator of submarines with a long history of games behind it. It was developed by Ubisoft Romania and released in March 2010, making it the oldest game on this retired list. Finally, we should mention that Ubisoft announced the shutting down online servers out of a total of 15 gameswe will put the remaining 12, since we have already commented on 3:
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Assassin’s Creed reveals
- Year 2070
- Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012)
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
- away cry 3 (2012)
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier
- Prince of Persia, the forgotten sands
- rayman legends
- Splinter Cell Blacklist
- Zombie U
We will see in the future if Ubisoft decides to evaluate the removal of more games from the Steam platform. Although this will bring consequences from the players themselves, who will be responsible for dedicating negative reviews to their products.