Assassin’s Creed Liberation’s Steam page suggests it will soon be unplayable — even for owners

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will no longer be playable on PC as of September 1, according to the Steam listing.

The game has already been withdrawn from sale, and according to a message on its Steam page, players don’t even seem to be able to launch the game as of September.

“At the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is no longer available on Steam,” the statement reads. “Please note that this title will no longer be accessible after September 1, 2022.”

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD – Trailer

Last week, Ubisoft included Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD as part of a list of games it said would soon lose online functionality and access to DLC.

However, it seems that the entire game will become inaccessible even after September 1st.

By comparison, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood also featured in the same list, along with a similar warning that they would lose online functionality and DLC access.

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However, none of the game’s Steam pages mention a plan to make the entire game inaccessible, suggesting that Liberation HD could be a unique case.

TO UPDATE: Ubisoft provided VGC with the following statement regarding its recent batch of games being shut down:

“We do not take the decision to end services for legacy Ubisoft games lightly, and our teams are currently evaluating all available options for players who will be impacted when these games end online services on September 1, 2022 .

“We are also working with our partners to update this information across all storefronts so players are fully aware of the removal of online services, both at the point of purchase and through ours support article where we shared the news.”

THE ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: A remastered version of Liberation was part of 2019’s Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and there is no indication that access to it will be removed.

Therefore, it seems that the only way for people who own Liberation HD on Steam to play the game after September 1st is to purchase Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and start over with Liberation Remastered.

Assassin's Creed Liberation's Steam page hints that it will soon be unplayable -- even for owners

Liberation was a spin-off originally released on the 2012 PlayStation Vita before being re-released in 2014 as Liberation HD for consoles and PC. This version will be removed from Steam.

The game is notable for being the first Assassin’s Creed to not only feature a female protagonist, but make that protagonist a strong woman of color. As such, it is considered an example of positive ethnic minority representation in video games.