While digital gaming brought with it many conveniences, it also puts your full library into the hands of the storefront – meaning you never truly own your games. The downsides to such a thing can be seen with Ubisoft’s treatment of its games – as the single player Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will soon no longer be playable even if you own the game.
As discovered by Twitter user ‘Nors3‘, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available for purchase on Steam, with the store page stating that “at the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available for sale on Steam.”
Removing older titles from sale on a digital storefront is not uncommon, however the reasoning is typically due to licensing issues or online server costs – things which AC Liberation HD should not suffer with.
Even more troubling however is the fact that from the 1st of September 2022, the game will no longer be playable even by those who previously purchased the game – despite it being a single player experience.
To add insult to injury, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD was recently available as part of the Steam Summer sale, meaning that for some owners, they will never even get the chance to play the game they so recently purchased. Hopefully the publisher explains this decision sooner rather than later.
KitGuru says: What do you think of this move? Is this setting a precedent for other Ubisoft titles? Let us know your thoughts down below.