E3 2019: Ubisoft is launching Uplay+ subscription service in Sep
With their digital storefront already up and running, Ubisoft are now stepping up and into the subscription game with Uplay+.
First off, a wet blanket: Uplay+ is only available in North America and Europe (certain countries) for now – a quick visit to the SEA site confirms as much. But here’s what you need to know, should it ever get green-lit around here.
Launching on Sep 3 for US$14.99 per month (~S$21), Uplay+ subscribers will have “unlimited access to more than 100 games” including upcoming releases such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
Members will also be automatically included in beta and early access programs.
“The video game industry is constantly shifting, and our players’ needs are evolving. At Ubisoft, we are committed to offering our players the best experience and the opportunity to discover the different worlds we’ve created for them. With Uplay+, we are able to provide more freedom for players by making it even easier to access our extensive catalogue,” said Ubisoft’s vice president of platform and product management Brenda Panagrossi.
Now, you might remember that the publisher is heavily involved in Google’s Stadia line-up, which still requires users to purchase games outside its premium tier library at full retail price. Ubisoft has confirmed that Uplay+ subscriptions work for Stadia, which sets an interesting precedent for other publishers like EA.
In any case, there’s a free preview for Uplay+ running from Sep 3-30, which is more than enough time to try out a bunch of games. You’ll just have to register for it by Aug 15 to quality.
Again, Asia isn’t part of those plans “yet” so all we can do is sulk and watch in envy. Nonetheless, it’s E3 week and there are plenty of other games and announcements – including more from Ubisoft – to get excited over.