Another Assassin’s Creed game that will be removed and no longer playable on Steam is Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD.
Servers and service outages are a common occurrence in the gaming industry. When certain systems are no longer supported, companies will need to migrate to the latest system to stay up-to-date with the technology. Ubisoft is also discontinuing online services for some games, many of which are older titles that were released on some older platforms. That includes games from the company’s flagship Assassin’s Creed IP, which will shut down services in September. One game not listed in the initial official announcement but which will also be affected is Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD.
Originally released as Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, it is a spin-off that takes place alongside the events of Assassin’s Creed 3, following the adventures of Aveline de Grandpre during her conflict with the Templars. The game was originally released on PS Vita in 2012 before being remade on PS3, PC and Xbox 360 as Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. The game will then be ported to current-gen consoles when it’s included as part of Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered in 2019. It’s not surprising that Ubisoft shut down services for some releases. older operating system, this game will also be affected.
Many gamers have noticed that the Steam page for Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD has now been delisted, meaning that fans can no longer buy the old version. However, there is also an announcement that the Assassin’s Creed game will no longer be accessible on the same day Ubisoft will shut down its online services. This ultimately means that gamers who previously purchased and currently own the game will no longer be able to play this old version.
Ubisoft has stated in the official shutdown of services for some Assassin’s Creed games that remastered releases will not be affected by this closure. The statement also notes that this closure is to focus on newer or more popular titles that Ubisoft is currently supporting.
Gamer reception of the move was negative, just like Ubisoft’s announcement of the closure of other game services. This can be seen in a number of recent reviews on the Steam page of Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, with many expressing disappointment that they bought the game but couldn’t play it anymore next September. Players will soon have only one option to play Assassin’s Creed Liberation, which is through Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered.
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