The third-party development studio behind the assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s video game franchise is introducing its official game subscription service into the Xbox platform.
Ubisoft +, a game subscription service with the same name as Ubisoft, can be used on PC, Google sight distance and Amazon Luna. Users can pay $14.99 a month to access more than 100 Ubisoft games, including new versions and downloadable content. A slightly more expensive plan, at $17.99 a month, also allows supported games to be played through ECs.
The release date of Ubisoft + on Xbox is not given. At present, it seems to only appear on Xbox, but Ubisoft is careful not to use the word “exclusive”. In the near future, it is entirely possible to introduce Ubisoft + into the Playstation network.
Ubisoft software is the second largest third-party developer to provide its own game subscription service on the Xbox platform after EA.
However, EA play can be used alone or bundled as the final layer of Xbox game pass. At the time of writing, it has not been mentioned that Ubisoft + will have a similar transaction.
This is an interesting experimental balloon. Ubisoft + has been launched on the cloud based gaming platform for several months, but as an additional subscription in addition to the existing entry fee. For example, in addition to Luna’s own monthly fee, Luna also regards Ubisoft + as a high-quality channel.
On paper, Ubisoft + is a good deal. Even at $14.99 a month, it’s a little expensive, but it provides fully updated games, including all extra paid content. In contrast, many games on Xbox game pass are only available in the basic version, so interested players must buy any extensions or add ons.
In addition to the natural utility of the subscription service called “discovery engine” by Microsoft, a few months of Ubisoft + is much cheaper than buying the luxury version of any game, because it allows players to try any game they like for free, so as to promote sales to a certain extent.
In theory, you can use Ubisoft + as a way to extend the lease so that you can have all the fun from things like Assassin’s Creed: valhara without having to spend $60 or more. Like many things in the modern Xbox ecosystem, this is a good choice for players who still want to watch some of the largest modern games.
More interesting, however, is how the larger industry may react. A few years ago, the trend of major developers was to create their own digital stores, just as Ubisoft itself did in its uplay application.
Now, as the Xbox game pass continues to promote the software sales of Microsoft and its development partners, the arrival of Ubisoft + and EA play on Xbox may mark the beginning of another competition. Developers are competing to launch their own independent subscription services.
It would be a surprise if other companies with relatively deep directories – Activision Blizzard, 2K, SEGA and square Enix – didn’t watch Ubisoft + on Xbox very carefully. If it does well, it may open the gate.
Ubisoft also announced that its upcoming game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: extraction, derived from its popular tactical shooting Rainbow Six: siege, will be available on the first day of the Xbox game pass launched on January 20.
Unlike siege, extraction is a cooperative game in which players work in groups of three to recapture part of the United States from invading archaea, a parasitic alien species. Although Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s game in-depth research is not uncommon in recent science fiction, extraction marks the first action / horror game in the series.
Ubisoft software has been in operation since 1986. It is one of the most attractive, successful and controversial third-party developers in the modern video game industry. In addition to the various games marked by Tom Clancy, Ubisoft’s tentpole franchise also includes Assassin’s creed, far away, just dance and Rayman.
Ubisoft is mainly headquartered in Montreux, France, and has a global network of studios that often cooperate on their distributions. In North America, Ubisoft has a subsidiary in Cary, North Carolina; San Francisco; Atlanta is in every major city in Canada.