The only Assassin’s Creed game with a black female protagonist has been pulled from Steam. Ubisoft has scrapped the Assassin’s Creed Liberation Steam Edition, so the action-adventure game can no longer be bought – and what’s worse, even if you already own it, it looks like you won’t be able to play it as of September.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, the remastered version of the PS Vita game that ties into the events of Assassin’s Creed III, was released in 2014 and is unlikely to be anyone’s favorite Assassin’s Creed game. Ubisoft has not included it in the list of games it will receive support for in 2022, but it has now been removed from Steam “at the request of the publisher”.
Now, normally, when a game goes off sale, you can still play it if you already own it. Rockstar’s GTA trilogy, for example, can be downloaded and played by anyone who has purchased it. In contrast, the Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Steam page states that the game “will not be accessible after September 1, 2022”.
So as of September, even if you have this single-player Assassin’s Creed game in your Steam library, you won’t be able to play it anymore – in fact it will probably be pulled from libraries as well. The game will also not appear in the publisher’s own Ubisoft Connect storefront. The reason for the removal is not clear, but according to Steam reviews, Liberation has been experiencing technical issues for a while.
We’re trying to confirm whether this includes the copy of Assassin’s Creed Liberation that also ships with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered. We will update this post when we receive confirmation.
UPDATE: At this point, Assassin’s Creed Liberation can still be installed with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered.
The best bet for Assassin’s Creed is to play the most recent game Valhalla, whose story will end later this year.