I’m a PC gamer who has never used Ubisoft’s UPlay reward service, but I’d imagine that there are some PC gamers out there who do. What I do know is that people who have legitimately purchased Ubisoft games want to be able to play them. Unfortunately, the company has taken some flack in the past for DRM that requires Internet-based verification. The servers that manage that process? Yeah, some of those are coming down, too.
We’re not in favor of piracy, but it’s easy to see that some less-scrupulous gamers might use this as an argument against crippling DRM and for the ol’ five finger discount.
As a notice to their customers, Ubisoft issued the statement, which you can see in it’s entirety below, notifying them of a disruption in their service during a hosting transitional period. While a handful of games will and will not be affected, PC gamers who make use of the UPlay feature will not be able to access it starting February 7th.
Just how long the service will be out of commission is not specified. So read through the list below and wrap up any loose ends in the next 48 hours or so.
UBISOFT ONLINE SERVICES
Important information to our customers
Starting February 7, Ubisoft will be transitioning the hosting of many of its online services from a third-party data center to a new facility. During the transition, some Ubisoft services and online games will not be available. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience. This move ultimately will help us improve the maintenance of our infrastructure and deliver better uptime and greatly improved services for our customers.
Please find below more details on impact on our games and services :
The following games will NOT be impacted during the transition and will remain fully playable:
Anno 2070™ PC
Assassin’s Creed® Revelations ONLIVE
Assassin’s Creed® Revelations PC
Assassin’s Creed® Revelations PS3
Assassin’s Creed® Revelations X360
Driver® San Francisco PC
Driver® San Francisco ONLIVE
Driver® San Francisco PS3
Driver® San Francisco X360
Just Dance ® 3 X360
The Settlers ® Online PC web-based
The following games will not be playable during the transition:
ASSASSIN’S CREED ® MAC
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.® 2 PC
Might & Magic : Heroes VI PC
Splinter Cell Conviction® MAC
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom™ PC
The Settlers ® MAC
The Online features of all games that are not mentioned above will be impacted during the transition, Offline modes will not be impacted.
Impact on Uplay™:
Uplay PC will be not be available during the transition.
PC games will remain available for all players who have already connected at least once.
All Ubisoft websites will be impacted during the transition, except :
You can follow migration progress through our Ubisoft twitter account.