UPlay+ subscription makes every Ubisoft game available on PC
It is also the first publicly announced subscription service for StadiaEuropost
At its E3 press conference on Tuesday, Ubisoft announced its brand new subscription service called UPlay+. As promised by the company, for $14.99 a month, subscribers will be able to access every title in their catalog as a PC download (starting 3 September) and through Google's Stadia streaming service (starting in 2020).
The list of games available will include not only some of the classic Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and beloved PC franchises like Heroes of Might and Magic, but also some of the upcoming releases fans are eagerly waiting for: Watch Dogs: Legion, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters.
A subscription to UPlay+ will also include the "earliest available access to new games," including beta and early access editions of upcoming titles. Additional content "such as DLCs, expansions and automatic updates" is also included as part of the package.
As part of the perks, players that sign up before 15 August will get free access to UPlay+ for the month of September before being signed up for the monthly service plan in October. Early subscribers will also get a Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Atmosphere Emblem and a Watch Dogs Legion Ubisoft Hat for their in-game characters.
Ubisoft's move continues the fragmentary subscription battle playing out across the game industry. UPlay+ goes a step further than EA's existing EA Access program, which offers a limited selection of legacy and early access titles from the company's catalog for $30 a year.
It looks more like Microsoft's Xbox Games Pass, which offers hundreds of classic and current games on Xbox One and now Windows starting at $10 a month. Sony's PlayStation Now service also offers downloads of many of its games alongside cloud-based streaming access to hundreds of titles for $99 a year.