The Ubisoft+ subscription service might launch on Xbox soon. The service was announced to come to Xbox consoles back in January, though no updates were provided for it since. It remained a PC-only option for players, but that will change soon as the service’s logo was discovered on the Xbox backend.
Twitter user ALumia_Italia, who frequently digs through the Xbox backend, discovered a Ubisoft+ logo in its files recently, suggesting that Microsoft is getting ready to officially launch the long-requested service on Xbox consoles soon.
Ubisoft+ originally launched as Uplay+ on PC in September 2019, giving subscribers access to a library of over 100 Ubisoft titles at a monthly price tag. This includes DLC for new games at launch. It would later be rebranded, but most of its offerings remained the same.
“We will offer the Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox owners so that they can enjoy the full extent of our Ubisoft+ game library, including new releases, on their consoles,” said Ubisoft’s senior VP of strategic partnerships and business development Chris Early during its initial announcement back in January.
It’s unclear if Ubisoft+ will be integrated into the current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, though that could potentially impact the service’s price per month/year. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate already offers EA Play with its package, so this idea is not too far-fetched. Unfortunately, EA Play also offers a PC-only tier that includes new games at launch – something that isn’t offered on consoles at the moment.
Xbox might make this announcement at the upcoming Gamescom Opening Night Live or at a later date, but the logo appearing on the backend recently is a good indication that a reveal will happen sooner rather than later. Ubisoft+ also launched on Sony’s revamped PlayStation Plus service this year.
Source: Video Games Chronicle