Joining the seemingly endless roster of streaming services, Ubisoft announced this week that will join the fray in September with an unlimited play subscription gaming service called UPlay+. The entertainment company has a large library of hit game franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry and will include upcoming releases like Watch Dogs: Legion and Ghost Recon Breakpoint in the service as well.
New subscribers get a month free
The new service plans to flip the switch on September 3. Pre-orders are open and will include the month of September for free. After that, the service is $14.99 a month, which gives players access to more than 100 games. The library includes older titles and upcoming games like these popular titles.
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Gods & Monsters
- The Settlers
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Far Cry older titles; Far Cry 5
- Anno; Anno 1800
- Rayman older titles
- Prince of Persia
- Beyond Good & Evil
- Heroes of Might and Magic
- Silent Hunter
Console owners need to wait for Stadia
The standalone service initially only includes access for PC games, but Ubisoft has a powerful ally waiting in the wings. Uplay+ is part of the Google Stadia streaming service next year, which allows players to launch games from a wide variety of devices, including consoles.
Competition for gamers ramps up
Ubisoft isn’t the only gaming company to offer a digital subscription. Electronic Arts opened up its library in 2014 and expanded access this year to consoles via PlayStation 4. Microsoft offers a broad variety of games for $14.99/month with the Xbox Game Pass or the lower tier Game Pass PC.
Streaming is the new purchase model
With streaming getting worldwide acceptance and more players than ever before, a digital subscription model is the easiest way to reach users. Uplay+ has an extensive catalog of proven game franchises. Unlimited access will give players a chance to engage with old favorites and be among the first to try out the new games. In a crowded marketplace, the key to Ubisoft’s success may be the willingness to participate in Google Stadia.
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