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Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD ‘Decomissioned’ From Steam But Will Remain Playable To Owners, According To Ubisoft

Ubisoft has eliminated Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD from Steam as half of a bigger on-line “decommissioning” of a number of of its titles, most notably on PC. What alarmed homeowners of the sport was a discover by Ubisoft implying that those that bought it will nonetheless lose entry in September. Ubisoft has clarified that won’t be the case.

For context, Ubisoft just lately introduced it should stop on-line providers for a number of of its titles on September 1, of which Liberation HD is amongst them. Particularly, the PC variations of those titles won’t solely lose their on-line options however their DLC can be rendered inaccessible, even if you happen to bought it.

Yesterday, Twitter person Nors3 shared a display seize of Liberation HD’s now-defunct Steam web page, displaying a discover that states, “On the request of the writer, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is not accessible on the market on Steam.”

A second, extra regarding discover reads, “Please word that this title won’t be accessible following September 1st, 2022.”

This message created an uproar. One, as a result of Ubisoft’s decommissioning submit gave no indication that homeowners would lose entry to Liberation HD totally. Two, the sport was closely discounted throughout final week’s Steam Summer time Sale, inflicting new homeowners to submit indignant opinions on Assassin’s Creed III Remastered’s retailer web page – which incorporates Liberation HD and is now the one technique to play it on Steam – believing they’d been duped into buying a soon-to-be-useless recreation.

And three, since Ubisoft wasn’t providing refunds, many seen the transfer as misleading and a serious breach of client belief.

Ubisoft has lastly addressed the matter in a press release to IGN. Ubisoft clarifies the scenario by explaining that homeowners of Liberation HD and the different titles being decommissioned can nonetheless “entry, play or redownload” the video games as soon as its on-line providers and DLC performance ceases in September.

The writer states it is presently engaged on updating the storefront info for the affected titles and says “it has at all times been our intention to do every part in our energy to permit these legacy titles to stay accessible in the very best situations for gamers, and that is what we’re working in the direction of.”

So, it appears Steam customers who personal Liberation HD can breathe slightly bit simpler, even when September’s broader decommissioning continues to be a disappointing and upsetting determination in its personal proper.

However no less than those that purchased Aveline’s journey will not have the sport ripped out from underneath them in any case.