Assassin’s Creed players are preparing to send off some of their favorite game modes. After news that Ubisoft would be shutting down the multiplayer modes of five Assassin’s Creed titles, fans have banded together to give the games one last hurrah.
Over on the Assassin’s Creed subreddit, a user by the name FarlandsDesign has proposed a weekend of multiplayer ahead of the servers being switched off.
“Assassin’s Creed Multiplayer for Brotherhood, Revelations, and III is getting shut down,” they explained. “Let’s commemorate them with a well-deserved farewell!”
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The plan is to play 3 games across 6 weekends, ensuring the maximum number of people log on at the same time to keep the games going.
Games of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood are planned to take place starting this weekend, 23-24 July, with another round the following weekend on 29-30 July. Sessions of an hour or more will be held at 7 PM GMT, 7 PM GMT-8 (7 PM PDT), and 7 PM GMT+7, on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will be the second game to be celebrated, with sessions occuring on the two weekends of 5-6 and 12-13 August. Like the Brotherhood sessions, these will take place at 7 PM GMT, 7 PM GMT-8 (7 PM PDT), and 7 PM GMT+7, on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed 3 will be played over the weekends of 19-20 and 26-27 August, at 7 PM GMT, 7 PM GMT-8 (7 PM PDT), and 7 PM GMT+7. Agian, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 are all included.
Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced that it would shut the multiplayer and online modes for 15 games including five Assassin’s Creed titles. DLC for Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will also become unplayable.
Other affected titles include Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Liberation, Far Cry 3, Rayman Legends, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Although the remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III won’t be shut down, the fans have nevertheless decided to see off the original in style.
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has shuttered its online services, the company made a similar move back in 2021 when it closed multiplayer and online modes for games including Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Rainbow Six Lockdown, Far Cry 2, and Splinter Cell Conviction.
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