Ubisoft will soon be switching the hosting of a good many of its servers from a third-party provider to a new facility and, as a result, many Ubisoft games' online modes will be unavailable during that time. For PC and Mac gamers, this may impact you even more.
When the transfer begins on February 7, most of Ubisoft's titles will be limited to offline play only on all platforms, but a few PC and Mac titles won't function at all. This list includes Assassin's Creed (Mac), H.A.W.X. 2 (PC), Might & Magic: Heroes VI (PC), Splinter Cell: Conviction (Mac), The Settlers 7: Path to a Kingdom (PC), and The Settlers (Mac).
Ubisoft says that this transfer will affect all Ubisoft games one way or another, save for these five recently-released titles: ANNO 2070, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Driver: San Francisco, Just Dance 3, and The Settlers Online.
"We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience," Ubisoft said in a statement. "This move ultimately will help us improve the maintenance of our infrastructure and deliver better uptime and greatly improved services for our customers."
Ubisoft didn't say just how long the transfer is expected to take. The company recommends you follow its official Twitter account for more updates on when online functionality is expected to return.