Thanks to its dreaded always-online DRM systems, several Ubisoft games will stop working completely starting February 7th and for a yet-unknown period.
Additionally, multiplayer will stop working during the same period for all Ubisoft games except Assassin's Creed Revelations, Anno 2070, Driver San Francisco, Just Dance 3 and The Settlers Online.
This downtime will take place while Ubisoft transfers the hosting of many of its online services from a third-party data center to a new facility. Normally, this would never affect simple player games but Ubisoft has adopted a (much criticized) DRM scheme that requires constant internet connection throughout every gameplay session.
According to our data migration engineers, warehouse migration is a complex and lengthy process but if planned and executed correctly the user can see downtime of less than five minutes. Sadly, this doesn't seem to be the case here.
The following games will be 100% unplayable (unless a cracked exe is used) during the transition: ASSASSIN'S CREED, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2, Might & Magic : Heroes VI, Splinter Cell Conviction, The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom and The Settlers.