Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD and three other titles will be “discontinued” in September. The publisher gave the following statement to GamesRadar +:
“We do not take lightly the decision to withdraw services for older Ubisoft games, and our teams are currently considering all available options for players who will be affected when the online services of these games are discontinued on September 1, 2022.
It added: “We are also working with our partners to update this information across all store fronts so that players will be fully informed about the removal of online services upon purchase as well as through our support article where we shared the news.”
Original story: Assassin’s Creed fans review-bomb the spin-off game Assassin’s Creed Liberation which is set to become unplayable in just two months.
Take a trip to Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Steam page (opens in new tab), and you will be greeted with a message that reads: “At the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available for sale on Steam.” What’s worse is that if you previously purchased the game, you will find that you can not play it in just a few weeks since it “will not be available after September 1, 2022.”
Ubisoft has not stated the reason behind the decision, but the date coincides with the company’s plan to pull the plug on the online services for some of the older games. Still, since Liberation HD is a single player game, the sudden delisting is a strange move by the publisher, especially considering that you will not be able to play it even if you have parted with money to do so.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Steam reviews show that the game as a whole has received a “mixed” reception from fans. Not surprisingly, recent reviews have been “mostly negative” in light of Ubisoft’s actions. “I basically bought a digital paper scale. Thank you, Ubi,” said one reviewer. Another wrote: “Good reason to never buy anything from Ubisoft again.” This feeling is shared by many Steam users, including Spider9928, who said: “Ubisoft, I will not buy a new game from you until you can confirm that we can play the games we bought and owned. Until then, I’m done with you . “
Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation (opens in new tab) originally launched in 2012 as an exclusive PS Vita. The remake came two years later for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. A spin-off of Assassin’s Creed 3 (opens in new tab), the game tells the story of Assassin Aveline de Grandpré, the series’ first female protagonist, and her battle against the Knights Templar. For those who still want to experience Aveline’s adventures on Steam, Assassin’s Creed Liberation is included as part of Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered (opens in new tab). At the time of writing, this version is still available and apparently unaffected.
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