The Pirate Bay is about to turn 13, and in honour of the site becoming a teenager, folks like Torrentfreak are checking out the oldest content that has been continuously available since its launch back in 2003.
On December 20, 2003, a torrent file was created for an ASCII version of The Matrix. In January 2016, after countless other albums, movies and TV shows have come and gone, it's still active.Read more
While the oldest torrent in the world is a bizarre copy of The Matrix, among the 10 oldest on The Pirate Bay are two Ubisoft games: An Xbox torrent called Prince of Persia, which was made available on 29 March 2004 (which would likely make it Sands of Time), and Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, which was first indexed on 30 March 2004.
Note that these aren’t the oldest games on the site, they’re the oldest continuously available torrents, meaning that at least one person has been sharing them at all times for well over a decade.
I doubt there’ll be popped corks over at Ubisoft over the “achievement”, but anyone who worked on either of those games could at least take some small satisfaction from the fact people are so into their old games that they’re still seeding them in 2017.
If you want to see the full list, it’s over at TF.