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Ubisoft's all-you-can-play 'Uplay+' game subscription service launches in September

By Polycount ยท 8 replies
Jun 10, 2019
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  1. This "all you can eat" approach to game distribution is not unlike what you might see in platforms like Netflix or Hulu, and that comparison has been made many times. Much like their video streaming cousins, game subscription services have become fairly popular -- the market already includes offerings from Microsoft in the form of the Xbox Game Pass, and EA by way of Origin Access.

    Now, Ubisoft is getting in on the action. At E3 2019, the publisher announced Uplay+, their own subscription-based gaming service. For $15 per month, Uplay+ will give you access to a massive library of over 100 existing Ubisoft titles (including the likes of Far Cry 5 or Assassin's Creed Odyssey), in addition to 'earliest available access' to upcoming games like Watch Dogs: Legion.

    The service doesn't launch until September 3, but Ubisoft is happy to take your credit card information now if you'd like to pre-register for a free trial (the deadline is August 15). Just be aware that, like most other trials, Uplay+'s will autobill you once it ends; so be sure to cancel ahead of time if you lose interest.

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  2. kevbev89

    kevbev89 TS Maniac Posts: 204   +176

    So get the subscription for any single player game and then cancel?
     
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,482   +1,064

    After you've played it as much as you want for that month, sure (if you're fine with never owning it). It seems so. But I'm sure they'll have a discount for subscribing for a year rather than a month...
     
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,640   +605

    Lol in the Stadia article this same type of service was deemed to complicated
     
  5. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 946   +453

    Not interested. I want next watchdogs in China. I wanna disrupt Chinese government and then assassinate their dictators, stooping their mad power hunger for good. And then freeing their Christians and Muslims from the oppression.

    Then of course, Ubisoft would never be able to sell in China ever again, so they would never sacrifice
    billion market to please me :"(
     
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  6. McMurdeR

    McMurdeR TS Addict Posts: 156   +121

    Way too expensive
     
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,667   +4,020

    The price is a bit too high and those "automatic billings" are just not good, especially when they make it nearly impossible to cancel. I'd have to put this on the same level as those loot boxes .......
     
  8. kevbev89

    kevbev89 TS Maniac Posts: 204   +176

    I mean even if it was $30, I'd say it is maybe worth it for the people that don't go back and replay a game after beating it.
     
  9. Footlong

    Footlong TS Addict Posts: 153   +81

    This kind of service is great for new gamers. New released titles won't be available. It is a lot like EA service. At $15 sound like a sweet spot, but keep in mind you must be into Ubisoft catalogue to be worth it. If that person only cares for Assassin's Creed that is a bad deal as anual subscrition.
     

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