Ubisoft Backtracks On DLC Deactivation For Older Games, Delays Decommissioning Plans

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In an unexpected turn of events, Ubisoft decided to delay the planned “decommissioning” of its older games at the last minute. Over a dozen games were scheduled to be taken offline today, including several classic Assassin’s Creed games and other once-popular titles like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Far Cry 3, to allow the publisher to focus [...]

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Ubisoft Cancels Ghost Recon Frontline & Splinter Cell VR, Delays Frontiers Of Pandora

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After cancelling the Ghost Recon Frontline beta test a day before it was set to start last year, Ubisoft has officially cancelled the game itself. The decision to cancel the free-to-play battle royale was revealed during the French publisher’s Q1 2022 investor call despite the company’s “better than expected” performance in the past quarter. The game’s cancellation was presumably due [...]

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Ubisoft Assures Users That Decommissioned Games Will Remain Playable Offline

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Last week, Ubisoft announced its plans to decommission online functionalities for some of its older games in September. More recent announcements, however, have raised concerns on whether players will still be able to access their games after the fact, particularly Assassins Creed: Liberation HD, Silent Hunter 5, and Space Junkies. Notices on the game’s respective Steam pages apparently stated that: [...]

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Ubisoft Mainz Wants To Keep Anno 2070’s Online Functionality Alive

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This past weekend, Ubisoft announced that it was ending online support for some of its older games, including several Assassin’s Creed titles and the city-building sim Anno 2070 among others. It looks like there’s some internal disagreement with the latter though as the game’s German developer, Ubisoft Mainz, has decided to try keep the lights on themselves. “After an initial [...]

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Ubisoft CEO Takes $327K Personal Pay Cut Due To Company’s Poor Annual Performance

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has made a personal decision to take a pay cut on account of the studio’s poor performance this past year. The cut amounts to €310,607 (roughly $327,000 USD) and will be taken out of his annual variable compensation that’s awarded to him based on company performance. Ubisoft’s 2021-2022 Annual Financial Report shows a 5% drop in [...]

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Ubisoft’s Annual Revenues Are Down Despite Significant Increase In Q4 Sales

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Ubisoft has released its financial report for the full year of 2021-2022 which shows a big dip in revenue compared to the previous fiscal year. The past year’s total sales amounted to €2.13 billion (roughly $2.2 million), a 4.4% drop from last year’s €2.2 million ($2.28 million), although it’s fourth quarter earnings were significantly better year-over-year at €708 million ($735 [...]

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Ubisoft Touts New Cloud Computing Platform As The Solution To PC Hardware Limitations

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Ubisoft has unveiled an innovative new cloud computing platform called Ubisoft Scalar that could effectively remove the limitations imposed by traditional PC hardware. The new platform is designed to work alongside and enhance existing game engines and allow for real-time updates without service interruption allowing developers to create bigger, better, and more complex games. Ubisoft Scalar was announced by the [...]

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Ubisoft Investigates Last Week’s ‘Cyber Security Incident’, Says No Account Data Was Compromised

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Ubisoft sent out an email earlier this week informing users that they were resetting their account passwords in response to a “cyber security incident” last week. Don’t worry. The studio assures users that no accounts or player IDs were compromised during the attack and that they’re now looking into the incident. “Last week, Ubisoft experienced a cyber security incident that [...]

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