Ubisoft clarify why they shut Rainbow Six Vegas 2 servers
When Ubisoft introduced this month that they might shut on-line providers for Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (and some different tactical shooters), it was a shock for 2 causes. One, it is nonetheless an awesome recreation! Two, many gamers have been underneath the assumption that Ubisoft had already closed its servers, as a result of it has been unplayable since December. Ubisoft have now instructed us what went flawed with Vegas 2, although sadly they are saying they’re unable to help workarounds which may assist individuals proceed taking part in.
Ubisoft routinely shut down on-line providers for older video games, explaining “it permits our IT and repair workers to raised deal with delivering nice on-line experiences to the overwhelming majority of shoppers who’re taking part in newer, extra in style titles”. Earlier this month, they introduced Rainbow Six Vegas and Vegas 2, Rainbow Six: Lockdown, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier have been for the chop. Usually Ubisoft announce multideaths months upfront, however with this Clancy bunch they appeared to announce shutdowns after they’d already occurred.
For months prior, gamers had complained that multiplayer wasn’t working in Vegas 2. Future Soldier had comparable complaints for a number of weeks too. Whereas many assumed Ubisoft had already quietly killed the servers, firm reps on the sport’s boards denied that and mentioned they have been investigating why individuals could not play. Then not lengthy after, Ubi revealed they really have been closing the servers. Complicated. Seems, they’d bumped into bother behind the scenes.
“Following a vital replace on our on-line providers administration platform, we needed to briefly shut down the servers of Ghost Recon Future Troopers, Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2,” an Ubisoft rep defined to me this week.
“Ghost Recon Future Troopers’ on-line options are actually up and operating once more. As for Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2, our groups have investigated and located that these titles could not meet our stability and high quality requirements whereas operating mentioned replace. As expertise evolves and we maintain to our promise to solely ship one of the best experiences to our gamers, it was sadly essential to completely discontinue on-line options surrounding these two legacy video games.”
I did ask if Ubisoft deliberate to supply help for any workarounds. They responded, “Whereas we’re all the time blissful to supply help for workarounds on decommissioned titles every time potential, like we did for Ubisoft Large’s World In Battle, we might be unable to supply such different on this case.”
After Ubisoft ended that real-time technique recreation’s multiplayer providers in December 2015, followers created a suitable different and Ubi later supported efforts by sharing the grasp server supply code. Would’ve been good to see comparable one thing for Vegas 2. Folks can no less than use unofficial instruments like GameRanger and digital LANs to maintain taking part in Vegas 2 over the web, although it’s essential to know to search for them after which learn how to use them.
It is an actual disgrace. Whereas R6 Vegas 2 is 12 years previous now, it’s nonetheless adequate that we declared it among the best co-op video games solely final 12 months. Together with help for taking part in the marketing campaign cooperatively, it had the sumptuous Terrorist Hunt mode.
“Weapons are highly effective and quick; dying comes sooner,” we mentioned. “This makes methodically creeping by means of the maps as a unit, protecting corners and assaulting defended positions, an extremely tense affair. This solely ramps up when your squad inevitably will get picked aside on the tougher difficulties, proper up till three of you’re sat watching the lone survivor, the entire success of the mission pinned on them scraping by means of. It may even be right down to you and you may really feel the strain ramp up as you instantly change into conscious of being judged.”
Ubisoft additionally famous that, really, “Rainbow Six: Lockdown’s on-line providers have been shut down a number of years in the past however solely lately added to the listing.” I would actually not observed as a result of wellll it is no Vegas 2, is it?