Since a few weeks, Ubisoft launched the festivities surrounding the 15th anniversary of its flagship license Assassin’s Creedstarting from the most recent episode that is Valhallawhich will still be entitled to a lot of content this year, to end in September with the adventure ofAltair and with at the same time an announcement on the future of the saga, potentially during theUbisoft before. So all is well in the best of all worlds? Well no, because of players had a very bad surprise when they visited the page Steam Assassin’s Creed Liberation HDthe port of the PSVita game released in 2014 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Two messages have indeed been added, which are not pleasant to read (we translated the second, surprisingly remained in English on the French page…):
Note: Per the publisher’s request, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer for sale on Steam.
Note: Please note that this title will no longer be accessible after September 1, 2022.
Eh yes, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD can no longer be purchased from the store. Valve and therefore no longer appears when performing a search. If there was only that again, it would be fine, since it has been included since 2019 in Assassin’s Creed III Remastered. Moreover, the original adventure with Connor was quickly withdrawn from sale in the same way. Except that as you can see on the game’s always-present page, always on Steamonly the first message is present. So what is the difference in the case that interests us now? Well, even Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD buyers won’t be able to access it starting September 1… It’s beautiful, all digital, isn’t it?
The Xbox 360 version, for its part, seems to no longer be obtainable if we believe the strange indication “Not available separately” on the Microsoft Store and since this piqued our curiosity, we reconnected the PS3 to find out what was going on with the latter and it was not easy to successfully connect to the Play store. It is still possible to download it and its Pack Bonuses in Downloadable Content is still available for sale (we have the game so cannot see if this is also the case).
To walk the streets of New Orleans in the shoes ofFilbertthe best option is to get Assassin’s Creed III Remasteredphysical versions of which are still for sale on Amazon.
Update : My box received a response fromUbisoft following a request for clarification, as follows:
Ubisoft clarified in a statement to Kotaku that “the current owners of [jeux déclassés] will still be able to access, play or re-download them. This would include Assassin’s Creed: Liberation. The company said only DLC and online features would be affected and it was working to “update this information across all stores,” but didn’t say why the single-player game was being removed from Valve’s store. .
A priori, it will therefore always be possible to redownload Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD on Steam even after September 1, which does not explain the difference between the indications mentioned above. We’ll let you know if this story becomes clearer.