If you own Assassin’s Creed Liberation on Steam, and if you haven’t already, you might want to do so soon because not only is the game being delisted on the platform, but it’s also going to be unavailable to everyone starting September 1st!
This notice is posted on the website Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Steam page where the following are placed:
Yes, this means that even if you already own the game, you won’t be able to play it on Steam to complete it.
While hardly a jewel in the franchise’s long list of releases, AC Liberation was originally released on the PlayStation Vita in 2012, joining Assassin’s Creed 3. It featured a black female protagonist, a first for the franchise. HD was re-released on consoles and PC in 2014.
Here is the description of the game on Steam:
Introducing Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD, the stunning chapter in the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga, on HD consoles and PC for the first time. With improved gameplay, a deeper story and HD graphics, Liberation is an immersive and complete Assassin’s Creed experience.
This is another reason why owning digital games is frowned upon by some consumer groups, because you technically never own the game, given that this can happen. While it is quite common for games to be delisted on digital storefronts, it is not the case that a title is completely unplayable. Let’s hope this isn’t the start of a trend, because it’s going to put a serious dent in everyone’s digital game library.
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft about this and whether or not there’s a planned fix or something. Note that this does not affect the Remastered release, but note that the original release does not give you access to it, as an additional purchase is required.
Thanks, the stump hulk!