An previous Assassin’s Creed, different Ubisoft video games won't be not playable on Steam quickly, and followers are sad

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There’s quite a lot of Assassin’s Creed content material to eat. Valhalla’s second 12 months of updates contains The Forgotten Saga roguelike mode, a second Mastery Challenge Pack, and extra. Older Assassin’s Creed video games aren’t getting the identical quantity of consideration as of late, and a minimum of one is being shuttered in a manner that’s leaving many followers sad.

If you go to Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD’s Steam web page, you’ll see the next message: “At the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available for sale on Steam.” Furthermore, “This title will not be accessible following September 1, 2022.” In case that wasn’t clear sufficient, you can not purchase the game on Steam anymore, and even in case you already personal it, you will be unable to play the game come September. Space Junkies, one other Ubisoft product, is in the identical boat. Splinter Cell Blacklist and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are not being bought both, and whereas DLC and on-line parts will likely be going away on September 1, their base video games will a minimum of stay playable.

Obviously, this units a nasty precedent. If you pay cash for a product, you should retain entry to it in perpetuity — a minimum of, that’s a pro-consumer mentality. Corporations like Ubisoft usually view purchases as a license to play a game, versus proudly owning a duplicate of it outright. Unfortunately, licenses might be revoked. It’s price declaring that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is included with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, and there’s no such warning on that game’s web page. Having some recourse there’s good, although anybody trying to play Space Junkies or these different items of Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia is out of luck.

In regards to the way forward for Assassin’s Creed, a challenge titled Assassin’s Creed Infinity is at the moment within the works. We don’t know when it would launch, however it’s being developed as a dwell service game.