Ubisoft says Steam video games like Murderer’s Creed Liberation HD will stay playable regardless of warning
A number of Ubisoft video games on Steam “is not going to be accessible” after September 1st, in keeping with notices on the video games’ Steam pages. However primarily based on an announcement from Ubisoft, the scenario isn’t as dangerous as that message would make it appear.
If you wish to see an instance of the brand new discover, try the Steam web page for Murderer’s Creed Liberation HD. It has two:
- “On the request of the writer, Murderer’s Creed Liberation HD is now not accessible on the market on Steam.”
- “Please be aware this title is not going to be accessible following September 1st, 2022.”
Final week, Ubisoft introduced that it will be shutting down multiplayer for greater than a dozen video games, additionally on September 1st, and 4 video games on that listing have the “is not going to be accessible” discover. The discover seems to warn gamers that their purchases received’t be playable in any respect. However confusingly, present homeowners will really be capable of entry affected video games, in keeping with Ubisoft.
“As said in our help article, solely DLCs and on-line options might be affected by the upcoming decommissioning,” Ubisoft senior company communications supervisor Jessica Roache mentioned in an announcement to The Verge. “Present homeowners of these video games will nonetheless be capable of entry, play, or redownload them. Our groups are working with our companions to replace this info throughout all storefronts and are additionally assessing all accessible choices for gamers who might be impacted when these video games’ on-line providers are decommissioned on September 1st, 2022.”
I requested particularly if because of this individuals who personal the video games with the “is not going to be accessible” message will be capable of entry, play, or redownload them, and Roache confirmed that might be the case.
As of this writing, all however one of many PC video games talked about in Ubisoft’s help article that I might discover on Steam have a discover of some variety.
Listed below are the video games with the now not on the market discover and the “is not going to be accessible” discover:
Some video games have a discover saying that “DLC inside this product in addition to on-line components and options will change into unavailable, although the bottom recreation will stay accessible as of Sept 1st, 2022.” That tracks with what Ubisoft mentioned about these video games final week. Right here’s the complete listing of these titles:
- Murderer’s Creed Brotherhood
- Far Cry 3
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Splinter Cell Blacklist
As for different video games talked about in Ubisoft’s weblog publish, Murderer’s Creed III has the discover that it’s now not on the market on Steam, however it does not have the discover that it’s going to change into inaccessible. Murderer’s Creed II doesn’t have any notices on its Steam web page. I couldn’t discover a Steam overview web page for Driver San Francisco, although, on a neighborhood web page, there are some complaints in regards to the recreation being inaccessible.
This messy scenario is yet one more reminder that possession of digital content material is commonly on the whims of corporations and conditions outdoors of your management. Simply final week, it got here to mild that Sony could be eradicating some films and TV reveals purchased on the PlayStation Retailer from libraries for purchasers in Germany and Austria.