Ubisoft has announced that the decommissioning of Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD on Steam will only affect online features and DLC, and that players will still be able to access their purchased games once the process is complete.

“As stated in our support article, the upcoming cancellation will only affect DLCs and online features. Current owners of those games will still be able to access, play or re-download them,” the publisher told VG247 in a statement.

“Our teams are working with our partners to update this information across all storefronts and are also evaluating all available options for players who will be affected when these games’ online services are decommissioned on September 1, 2022. It has always been our intention to do so. We’re doing everything we can to let it stay in the best possible condition, and we’re trying to do that.”

Ubisoft and Steam have updated the language on the page to reflect this. The Steam page, which previously said, “Please note that this title will be unavailable after September 1st, 2022,” now reads, “DLC and online items and features for this product will be unavailable starting September 1st, 2022. The base game as well will continue. to be able to play.”

Ubisoft is further clarifying the use of the word ‘decommissioned’ in the context of its digital products. special support articleyou can check in the link.

So, TL;DR, if you already own the game and the DLCs for those other games, you’ll be able to access and re-download them after September 1st. However, titles will not be purchased for new customers.

ORIGINAL STORY: Assassin’s Creed Liberation has been delisted on Steam, and will soon be unavailable to players who purchased it.

You may remember Assassin’s Creed Liberation: this is the only game in the series with a black female protagonist, originally released in 2012 for the PlayStation Vita and then in 2014 with an HD remake for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

But even if you’ve bought the title in the past, it looks like you won’t be able to play it anytime soon. According to a note on the game’s Steam page, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD “Not available after September 1, 2022.” It’s about whether you buy it or not. Already delisted.

This means that if you decide to buy it through Steam at any stage in the game’s life, you won’t be able to access and play this single-player title from September. Even a cursory glance online message boards and social media shows you how unpopular this idea is.

Yes, you’ll still be able to access a version of the game through Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered, but it’s not the standalone version of the game that you might have otherwise paid for. The game was also part of a bundle during the Steam Summer Sale – some players At the time of sale they stated that they bought the game and could not play it (they also mentioned that the DLCs of the other games were removed).

Others are concerned that this sets a precedent for digital game ownership and that other publishers can be inspired to follow the lead in the future. Given that consumers are already concerned about their digital rights after games are delisted, this latest move sends a troubling message.

“We are not taking the decision to discontinue services for older Ubisoft games lightly, and our teams are currently evaluating all available options for players who will be affected when online services for these games are decommissioned on September 1, 2022,” Ubisoft told VG247 when asked for comment.

“We are also working with our partners to update this information across all storefronts, so players will be fully informed at the point of purchase through the removal of online services, as well as through our support article where we share the news.” The publisher has indicated that it will let us know if there is an update to the comments it made, particularly on Liberation.

As for Liberation itself, the game is a meta-narrative about the world of Assassin’s Creed, the title of which is presented to the public by Abstergo Industries as a propaganda tool to show that the war between Assassins and Templars is not so good. as black and white as some would have you believe. It’s certainly interesting, and – in my eyes at least – more interesting than Assassin’s Creed 3 (the game that was released to complement it that day).

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