More

    Ubisoft axes online support for 91 games

    In the past year, Ubisoft has ceased online support for a list of games that has grown to 91 titles. This means that any multiplayer components associated with these games will no longer be accessible, along with any achievements or unlockables attached to the online aspect of the game. It’s worth mentioning, however, that the support for these games wasn’t cut off all at once and doesn’t necessarily impact all platforms.

    Many of the titles are remarkably old and no longer playable on modern hardware, with some reaching back to the Wii era. However, at the risk of aging myself, a good portion of the list reads like a rap sheet of my wasted hours in college. Some of the standouts include Tom Clancy’s Endwar, Splinter Cell, and World in Conflict. Even some staples of the 360 and PS3 generation are gone as well, like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, H.A.W.X. 2, and Beyond Good and Evil.

    This wouldn’t feel like such a big deal, except that this is effectively destroying large parts of gaming history. As this article by Jeremy Winslow of Kotaku pointed out, games with large online components often get lost in the sands of time when publishers decide to no longer support them, especially when they’re so hesitant to allow communities access to the tools to keep them alive.

    It’s understandable that a company can’t be expected to keep a game on life support forever, but some of these games represent some significant accomplishments on behalf of the people developing them. To have those assets erased forever seems like a net loss for gaming history.

    Recent Products

    Random: This Might Be The Best Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Model We’ve Ever Seen

    Image: NintendoWe've seen all sorts of wonderful creations based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since the game launched back in...

    Seagate IronWolf Pro 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 128MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage, Data...

    Price: (as of - Details) Harness the power of IronWolf Pro HDDs, built with NAS-optimized AgileArray firmware for exceptional RAID reliability and NAS compatibility during the heaviest of...

    PS1 Game Worms World Party Appears to Have Online Multiplayer on PS5, PS4

    Update #2: It's been pointed out that the Worms World Party product description has been copied exactly from the Steam version of Worms World...

    Complete Wiring Harness Kit, ATV Wire Harness for 50cc 70cc 110cc 125cc Scooter Moped Chinese 4 Wheeler Parts with Electrics Stator Coil CDI Solenoid...

    Price: (as of - Details) High quality and complete electrics all wiring harness wire loom assembly for ATV / QUAD parts.Fits almost...

    This Memorial Day iPad deal is far from mini!

    Memorial Day iPad deals are coming early this year, with some massive savings already popping up on Apples ever-popular tablets. And right now you...

    Related Products

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox