Ubisoft Shuts Down Classic Assassin's Creed and Rainbow Six Servers

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A screenshot from Assassin's Creed 2, one of the games affected by Ubisoft's server shutdown.

Got the itch to dive back into a classic Ubisoft game like Shaun White Snowboarding or Assassin's Creed 2?

Well, sadly, it looks as though you’ll be limited to offline play, as Ubisoft has shut down online multiplayer services for a bunch of older games across PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

The full list was made public via a post on Ubisoft’s website, which includes a full list of all of the titles affected by the shutdown, many of which you’ll be familiar with and some of which are really obscure.

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For those who whittled away countless hours on the PS3 and Xbox 360, or on PC around the time that those consoles were in their heyday, the list will cut particularly deep, though there are a couple of games affected that lie just outside of this period.

For example, Rainbow Six Lockdown, a game so old it was released on the Nintendo Gamecube, PS2, and original Xbox is included, alongside Just Dance 2015, which is playable on PS4 and Xbox One.

Some Wii and WiiU titles are also included in the list, as well as some from the now-defunct streaming service OnLive, which should probably have had their servers shut down earlier, given that OnLive was discontinued all the way back in 2015.

From a practical perspective, the effects of the shutdown for the affected titles will result in a number of other little changes for players, with in-game news and player statistics being disabled, in addition to units and challenges in games that used Ubisoft Connect.

In the case of Connect games, some rewards will still be unlockable, but you won’t actually be able to receive them in-game.

On the other hand, things will be different for games that didn’t transfer from the old Uplay system to Ubisoft Connect, with all rewards being automatically unlocked on startup.

Make sure you follow us for more updates on Ubisoft games, and you can find the full list of games affected by the shutdown below:

  • America's Army-Xbox 360
  • Anno 1404-PC
  • Anno Online-PC
  • Assassin's Creed 2-PC | MAC | iOS | OnLive
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood-OnLive
  • Assassin's Creed: Recollection-MAC | iOS
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations-OnLive
  • Avatar-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Beyond Good and Evil-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Blazing Angels 2-PC | Xbox 360
  • Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Call of Juarez 3: The Cartel-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Driver: San Francisco-OnLive
  • ESPN Sport Connections-Wii U
  • Far Cry-PC
  • Far Cry 2-PC
  • Far Cry Blood Dragon-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Flashback Origins-PC
  • Ghost Recon-PC
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • H.A.W.X.-PC
  • H.A.W.X. 2-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
  • Haze-PlayStation 3
  • Heroes of Might and Magic 5-PC
  • I Am Alive-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Just Dance 3-Xbox 360
  • Just Dance 3 Greatest Hits-Xbox 360
  • Just Dance 3 Kids-Xbox 360 | Wii | Wii U
  • Just Dance 4-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii U
  • Just Dance 2014-PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4| Xbox 360 | Xbox One | Wii | Wii U
  • Just Dance 2015-PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One | Wii | Wii U
  • Just Dance 2016-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii
  • Just Dance 2017-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii
  • Just Dance 2018-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | Wii
  • Just Dance Disney Party-Xbox 360 | Wii
  • Just Dance Disney Party 2-Xbox 360
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth-Xbox 360 | Wii U
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes-PC
  • Might & Magic Duel of Champions-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Might & Magic Showdown-PC
  • Might & Magic Showdown Paint Workshop-PC
  • Might & Magic X: Legacy-PC
  • MotionSports-Xbox 360
  • MotionSport Adrenaline-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • My Fitness Coach Club-PlayStation 3
  • PowerUp Heroes-Xbox 360
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
  • PureFootball-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Rabbids Alive and Kicking-Xbox 360
  • Rabbids Go Home-Wii
  • Rabbids Land-Wii U
  • Rabbids Travel in Time-Wii
  • Rainbow Six - Raven Shield-PC
  • Rainbow Six Lockdown-PC | Nintendo GameCube | PlayStation 2 | Xbox
  • Rainbow Six Vegas-PC | PlayStation 3 | PlayStation Portable | Xbox 360
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One
  • Rayman 3-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Rayman 3 HD-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Rayman Legends-PC
  • Rayman Origins-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • R.U.S.E.-MAC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • R.U.S.E. Beta-PC
  • Scrabble 2007-PC
  • Scrabble 2009-PC
  • Settlers 3-PC
  • Settlers 4-PC
  • Settlers 6: Rise of an Empire-PC
  • Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom-PC | MAC
  • Settlers: Heritage of Kings-PC
  • Shape Fitness Evolved-Xbox 360
  • Shape Up-Xbox One
  • Shaun White Skateboarding-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
  • Shaun White Snowboarding-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360 | OnLive
  • Silent Hunter 3-PC
  • Silent Hunter 4: U-boat Missions-PC
  • Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific-PC
  • Silent Hunter 5-OnLive
  • Smurfs 2-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Spartacus Legends-PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist-Wii U
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory-PC
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction-PC | MAC | OnLive
  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • The Adventures of Tintin-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar-PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
  • Toy Soldiers War Chest-PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
  • Watch Dogs Companion-Android | iOS
  • World in Conflict-PC
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved-Xbox 360
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012-Xbox 360
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013-Wii U