After months of waiting, we finally have news that Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+, may soon be coming to Xbox consoles.
Currently available on PC, Ubisoft had previously announced that Ubisoft+ would be coming to Xbox consoles in January, alongside news of Rainbow Six Extraction’s release on Xbox Game Pass. Providing over 100 games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion, this service grants subscribers day one access to both games and DLC, starting at $14.99 / £12.99 a month.
Now, thanks to a backend datamine from the Xbox Store, we’ve found it could be released for Xbox consoles soon. Posted by Twitter User Lumia aggiornamento (opens in new tab) (credit for VGC (opens in new tab)), a Ubisoft+ logo was spotted on the store, suggesting that Ubisoft+ is almost ready for launch.
Keep in mind that unlike EA’s subscription service, EA Play, it will not be part of Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Released as a separate service, Ubisoft’s exact plans remain unclear. While PC subscribers can include cloud gaming via Google Stadia for an extra cost, it’s unknown if Ubisoft will attempt a similar deal with Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Ubisoft and Microsoft Partnership Remains Strong
We’ve seen a growing partnership between Microsoft and Ubisoft over the past year, even with Ubisoft + Classics also coming to PS Plus. While the French publisher is clearly focusing on its own subscription service, that hasn’t stopped Xbox Game Pass from getting more games from Ubisoft,
On Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, this year’s big names have dropped into Microsoft’s service. Assassin’s Creed Origins, For Honor, and Ghost Recon Wildlands appeared in 2022, while Immortals Fenyx Rising joins them on August 30th.
Hopefully it won’t be long before we hear anything official about Ubisoft’s Xbox plans. Along with an appearance at Gamescom 2022 this week, Ubisoft previously announced that it will host a Ubisoft Forward (opens in new tab) presentation on September 10. Given the timing of this leak, we would be very surprised if none of the events provided any news.