Ubisoft has announced that they will no longer be supporting the online services for the Just Dance series on last-gen consoles. This only affects games currently out (Just Dance 2014, 2017, 2015, 2016, and 2018). They will still be releasing Just Dance 2019 on last-gen consoles, but after hearing this news, the support for Just Dance 2019 will most likely end a year after release (November 2019).
They will also be ending online support for Just Dance 2014 and 2015 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Online support for I Am Alive, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, and Splinter Cell Double Agent on PC will also terminate on 19th November, along with Assassin’s Creed 2 on Mac, and Rayman 3 HD which, will see support end on the PS3 & Xbox 360.
Just to clarify, ending support doesn’t just mean that there will be no updates to the games online modes – it means that the games online functionality will cease to exist completely.
Ubisoft has advised players to spend all in-game currency for any of the above games while you can, as once the online services have been terminated the currency will be unusable and no refunds shall be given.
Here is what Ubisoft had to say about the matter:
“We are constantly assessing what’s needed to deliver the best possible online services for Ubisoft’s customers,”
“Shutting the services for some older games with smaller online audiences is a necessary part of this process, since it allows our IT and service staff to better focus on delivering great online experiences to the vast majority of customers who are playing newer, more popular titles.”
“Still, we don’t take the decision to retire services for older Ubisoft games lightly, and we understand some of you may be disappointed by this news.”
“We are happy to have fans that are as committed as you have been to these brands and titles, and we hope that you’ll find more recent or upcoming Ubisoft games which you can be equally as passionate about. Thank you for your understanding and your support.”
It’s important to note that you will still be able to play all of these games offline in single player or local multiplayer modes, there will just be no online features, such as player vs player, leaderboards, in-game news or online stats etc.