Advertisement Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD It will not be available on Steam as of September 1, 2022, due to the game’s server shutdown. anger of the players Ubisoft On social networks, which considers what happened a very dangerous precedent.
In fact, there is also another game that is no longer accessible from the same date: Silent Hunter 5. Certainly, however, Assassin’s Creed, even if it is small, is causing more noise.
To sum it up nicely is the Reddit thread “Ubisoft Why” which has been commented nearly 1,500 times and viewed tens of thousands of times. Then the conversation was blocked by the moderators, obviously worried about the situation.
It all started with a tweet in which we can read: “Ubisoft is setting a precedent by making Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD unavailable as of September 1, 2022. Even if you’ve already purchased it. It is a new negative peak for consumers,This was followed by thousands of comments in the same tone that spoke of a unique case.
In fact there is a precedent: the War Order of Square Enix: Challenge, it was removed from user libraries at the request of the publisher. It was 2013 and nothing like this has happened since then. Even multiplayer games that are long gone are still in users’ libraries. In other cases of server shutdowns, the games weren’t removed anyway. But we always talk about multiplayer titles, like Evolve.
In short, this is a thorny situation that is beginning to show some limits to digital. It must be said that even a purchase in physical form does not guarantee permanent access to the games, including DRM, online activation, patches, etc.