Ubisoft Closes Servers for Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon Titles This 12 months
Ubisoft will probably be closing the web servers for a handful of their legacy Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six titles. In addition to sunsetting the servers for Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Rainbow Six Vegas, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on PlayStation 3, the servers for PlayStation 2 title Rainbow Six Lockdown may also be closed.
Regardless of Sony’s Dynamic Community Authentication System closing for PlayStation 2 in 2016, Rainbow Six Lockdown on-line matches can nonetheless be performed by way of the third social gathering XLink Kai service. Sadly gamers will now not be capable of use that service to play the sport later this yr, though Ubisoft didn’t give a selected date for the closure. Likewise there’s solely a 2021 window for the closure of the web servers for the trio of PS3 video games. All the video games’ solo and native multiplayer modes will stay obtainable, though in-game information, on-line leaderboards and different in-game stat companies that require on-line will probably be closed. When it comes to Ghost Recon Future Soldier, the sport’s Ubisoft Join (previously UPlay) rewards and actions may also be disabled, and a few trophies will turn out to be discontinued.
These desirous to seize maintain of the video games’ DLC will need to achieve this earlier than the PlayStation 3 Retailer closes on July 2. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 obtained a free DLC that included maps that can be utilized within the recreation’s co-op Terrorist Hunt mode. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier had three DLC expansions: Khyber Strike, Raven Strike, and Arctic Strike. These included new maps, weapons, and marketing campaign missions.
The closures will not be shocking taking into consideration nearly all of franchise followers can have moved on to the most recent video games. Rainbow Six Siege continues so as to add content material and 12 months 6 started on the finish of February. There’s additionally the upcoming title Rainbow Six Quarantine as a result of be launched later this yr. In the meantime, Ubisoft has promised so as to add content material to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint all year long, together with a Teammate Expertise Replace on the finish of spring and a a lot bigger title replace this fall that features a new operation.
[Source: Ubisoft Boards]