In July, Ubisoft announced that it would be shutting down Ubisoft online services for a selection of its older Wii U titles on September 1st. This included the Wii U versions of Assassin’s Creed 3, Rayman Legends, and ZombiU. Well, we’ve already passed that date, and Ubisoft has released a new announcement detailing how they’ve pushed the shutdown date from September 1, 2022, to October 1, 2022, which is the start of next month.
While single-player DLC will no longer be downloadable for several games on PC, console players will be able to download and play it after October 1, 2022. And when the services are shut down, Wii U players will no longer be able to link their in-game Ubisoft accounts or use online features. Here’s what Ubisoft said in its latest update:
Decommissioning online services for older games is something we do not take lightly, but it is also a necessity as the technology that drove those services becomes obsolete. Over the last month, our teams have been hard at work exploring what is possible to reduce disruption. As a result, we moved the decommission date from 1 September 2022 to 1 October 2022, and the single-player downloadable content (DLC) of several games on PC – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed III (2012 release), Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell Blacklist – will be available to download and keep before that date.
In its original post, Ubisoft mentioned how the decision was made to shut down these online services so that it could focus all of its resources on providing great experiences for players who were enjoying newer and more popular titles. As mentioned, the same list of Ubisoft’s discontinued online services also includes PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games. And it’s worth noting how Ubisoft also ended online services for a bunch of Wii and Wii U titles earlier this year.