Ubisoft Pulls Online Services from Older Games

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Possibly Rendering all DLC Purchases Unusable?

Initial reports:

Clarifications issued from Ubisoft mentioned in other articles:

At this point it is still somewhat unclear as to what specifically will occur with purchased DLC it seems as if Ubisoft is stating at least for the moment that anyone who has already purchased DLC will continue to have access to said DLC. Is this completely correct? Only time will tell.

Below is an interesting discussion by Hoeg Law:

YT Videos Discussing the Ubisoft Issues:

It seems like some developers are trying to fight back! Anno2070 Devs are an example of this…

Other information:

  • Even if Ubisoft has stated that this was possibly a miscommunication it is important to note that this trend of pulling licensed content is a trend that must be followed and analyzed from a legal and financial perspective.
    • My personal recommendations:
      • Stay well away from Ubisoft purchases if you value your hard earned money.
      • If you have to buy DLC/Game Content from them, only buy on deep sale, and even then know your purchases will only be valid on the short term. Any content you purchase will get pulled at some point.
      • If you currently own DLC content (Via Steam, Ubi, ETC) back up that content, it will not be available past September 22nd
      • Buy/Support games that have a way to self host content

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