Ubisoft Closing Online Servers for Several Games

By Marc Caccamise,
No one ever likes to see it happen, but it's something that will inevitably always occur. In a few days, a handful of Ubisoft games on the Xbox 360 will have their multiplayer servers taken offline. For the TA community this is especially notable news, because once these servers go offline, the multiplayer achievements might become unobtainable and therefore gamers may be unable to complete these games.

Ubisoft has noted that the discontinuation of these servers means that the online features will go offline, in-game news and player stats will be shut down, U-play services will be shut down and all units or rewards will be disabled, and unlockable content (ULC) will be disabled. However, Ubisoft also noted that if you unlock U-play rewards after the closure of the online services, you can contact their Customer Service to be refunded.

The discontinuation of these servers is scheduled to take place starting on Friday, August 8th. The following games, and their corresponding achievements, may be discontinued when that occurs:

- America's Army: True Soldiers (One achievement already discontinued)
- James Cameron's Avatar
- Motionsports Adrenaline
- PowerUp Heroes
- Pure Football (Several achievements already discontinued)
- Shaun White Snowboarding
- Tom Clancy's EndWar (Several achievements already discontinued)
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 ***
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

*** - Ubisoft noted that the multiplayer will still be functional, but some online features have been discontinued. In the case of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, it will be interesting to see what features exactly will be shut down if the multiplayer is to remain functional. If co-op, for instance, were to be disabled then there would be several achievements that would become unobtainable.

If you still have achievements to earn in any of these games, then you better get on it, because you have until Friday to unlock them. It would probably be a good time to consult the Gaming Sessions to look for others who are going for these achievements as well.

Thank you to all of the members of the community who brought this to our attention!
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.