Update: End the panic! Ubisoft contacted True Achievements to explain that these Xbox 360 games were taken offline due to “short maintenance” and have since been brought back online.
Here is an excerpt from the statement provided to the website:
“We will provide notice before closing any online services for our games and have updated our support article to reflect this.”
Original story: Ubisoft appears to have shut down servers on a selection of its legacy software, making certain achievement lists unobtainable. The company recently detailed a huge list of now-shutdown Xbox 360-era games, including a selection of Assassin’s Creed titles, Far Cry 3 and more.
The full list – which covers several different systems – is long and makes for not-so-pretty reading. However, as noted by True Achievements, most of them appear to have been closed for some time, with Ubisoft now making the closures public.
Even so, a selection of them have only just shut down, as their servers were still online just a few weeks ago. Here’s that new list of closures, covering a selection of Ubisoft franchises on Xbox 360 (thanks, TA).
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
- Beyond Good and Evil
- Blazing Angels 2
- Far Cry 3
- Just Dance Kids 2014
- Rabbids: Live and Kick
- Smurfs 2
Of these 10 titles, four now have unachievable achievement lists, i.e. you cannot reach the maximum player score without online achievements. These four games are Assassin’s Creed III, Brotherhood and Revelations and Rabbids: Alive and Kicking.
While it’s a shame to see support for these older titles dropped, it should eventually come to pass. We would like these games to correct their achievements online before then, but sometimes such a decision is simply not feasible due to their age.
Did you miss any of these achievements? Bored that you can’t go back and catch them? Let us know your thoughts on the closures below.