Ubisoft has announced that the company will be saying goodbye to a handful of classic game servers by the end of 2021. The developer plans on shutting down game servers for Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Rainbow Six Lockdown, Ghost Recon Future Soldier and more.
It goes without saying that players will still be able to enjoy the single-player aspects of these games but the online component will cease to exist. Ubisoft has not given an exact date for the shut down yet of most of these games. Only stating that the servers will go offline sometime in 2021. While some games will go offline starting on 1 June 2021.
Apart from the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six games, Ubisoft listed other titles that will also be shut down. These include Splinter Cell Conviction, Assassin’s Creed 2, Far Cry 2 and more.
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
- Far Cry 2
- Anno 1404
- Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes
- Splinter Cell Conviction
- The Settlers 7
- Might & Magic X – Legacy
Keep in mind that these games are quite old by now. Many of them released in the early 2000s so there’s a good chance that these multiplayer servers are already a wasteland. However, it is still sad to see game servers go offline especially when they represent an older generation of gaming and an older Ubisoft developer.
I am sure many of you have fond memories of playing some of those games. I remember booting Rainbow Six Vegas up back in the day thinking it was a Call of Duty-like game and getting my arse handed to me. I was a child, I was dumb and young.
If you play any of these games and want to read more about how the server changes will affect you, head over to the Ubisoft forum where the takedown process has been detailed.