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Ubisoft is an international game developer and publisher claiming over 10,000 team members across 6 continents. Ubisoft is headquartered in Montreuil, France and was founded in 1986. Originally the French distributor for games from companies including EA and MicroProse, Ubisoft began developing its own games in the 1990’s. Ubisoft is best known for franchises including Rayman, Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and the line of “Tom Clancy’s” titles.


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Over the past week Ubisoft has announced that it will be closing the books on four of its free-to-play titles and retiring online services for eight others. Shutting down on October 25th are The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online and Might & Magic: Duel of Champions (already gone on consoles and iOS) with December 1st being the end for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms. Effective immediately all purchases of in-game currency have been stopped but players may continue to shop and spend their current balances. A blanket explanation for all four titles, written in somewhat broken English explains the decision succinctly:

“[Name of Game] was not as successful as we had hoped for, so we had to make the decision to close the game. This decision wasn’t easy for us and we tried to find other ways. But in the end we decided to close the game and focus on other projects.”

While the four titles above are being completely shut down eight others are losing online multiplayer, Uplay functionality and/or online connectivity like news feeds and stat tracking as of September 24th, 2016. These titles include:

  • Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood
  • Call of Juarez 3: The Cartel
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Raven Shield
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter 2
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2

Ubisoft’s cost cutting measures border on revisionist history as the websites, forums and even social media channels for these titles are also being removed by the end of the year. If you have any memorable conversations with players on the official forums you may want to take a few screenshots for posterity.

I’ll get the Watch List calendar updated and add individual pages for the four soon-to-be-delisted titles as soon as I can.

Sources: TrueAchievements, Polygon

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Ubisoft secured the Hasbro license way back in 2014 and have released a few games since but it looks like a big push is coming in August with three new titles. RISK: Urban Assault and Battleship are joined by a new version of delisted fan favorite, UNO. Complete with the terrifying capability to live video chat with random players, UNO offers classic play, new customizable “house rules” and naturally, Ubisoft branded themes and cards.

All three games are coming in the first two weeks of August to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with UNO also available on PC. Of course, I can’t help but wonder already who will pick up the Hasbro license next and how long these games will be available.

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_blankboxDigital Release:Original digital release date
Delisting:Exact or Approximate date of delisting
Developer:Developer
Publisher:Publisher
Available On:Anywhere it may still be available, online or at retail
Links:Any relevant links not referenced below. Live or archived links.