Almost exactly a year ago, in January 2022, Ubisoft hinted at Ubisoft+ for Xbox platforms sometime in the future. If we are to go by speculations then that day is not far away when we get to see this subscription service on XBOX. The Store’s back end has just been changed, and numerous Ubisoft games now have an unidentified “FREE” tag. In this article, we are going to talk about the Ubisoft Plus Subscription service, the Ubisoft games that hold a free tag right now, and the multiple tiers that the Ubisoft + gaming subscription model could possibly come in, for Xbox platforms.
What is Ubisoft+ subscription gaming service
For those who don’t know, Ubisoft Plus, formerly known as Uplay Plus, debuted in 2019 as a gaming subscription service that offered monthly access to a library of Ubisoft games. That involves getting early access to a lot of Ubisoft’s most recent titles.
Initially released for the PC, it offers access to more than 100 Ubisoft games for a single monthly fee with games and DLC available on launch day, and monthly incentives include cosmetics, boosters, in-game items, and more. This comes with a regular monthly subscription of 1 dollar only in the first month and 14 dollars a month then after. Pretty insane, isn’t it?
The debut of Ubisoft+ on Xbox
Now back in January 2022, Ubisoft announced in one of its PRs that they are planning to bring in the Ubisoft Plus subscription service to XBOX in the future. However, we haven’t heard from them about this transition since then. A large number of Ubisoft games recently received an unidentified “FREE” tag when the Store’s back end got upgraded today. In light of this situation, we can speculate that there’s a chance that Xbox platforms will soon provide Ubisoft+. The days till January 16 –17 are being counted down. Although that would come as a strange decision since Ubisoft hasn’t released a game in entire 2022.
Ubisoft plus getting added to Xbox Game Pass alongside EA access would be insane. However, it is most likely not going to be included with Game Pass.
Titles to receive the new unidentified free tag
Among the notable titles to receive the FREE tag is Far Cry, Watch Dogs Legion, Division 2, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. In all, some of the games that have fallen under this tag include:
- Hurk Deluxe Pack
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
- Rayman Legends
- Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
- Far Cry 4
- Far Cry 4 Gold Edition
- Far Cry 6
- The Crew 2
- “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”: The Game- Complete Edition
New Ubisoft Plus Subscription Tiers hinted at
According to a recent survey conducted by PC retailer GOG, Ubisoft may soon expand Ubisoft Plus. With a promising 2023 ahead of it, Ubisoft might be motivated to step up its monetization efforts. One interesting question is specifically included in the GOG survey. It queries the respondent’s subscriptions. However, there are three unexpected options available for this response rather than just Ubisoft Plus. There are three subscription options available:
- Ubisoft Plus Gold
- Ubisoft Plus Ultimate
- Ubisoft Plus Deluxe.
The fact that so many other businesses already provide different membership tiers is what makes the issue appear more convincing than just an oversight. EA Play has Pro, PlayStation Plus has three tiers Essential, Extra, and Premium, and Xbox Game Pass includes Ultimate. Players could anticipate from Ubisoft the creation of various levels that divide up the service’s advantages and charge extra for access to new titles. All of these may come to Game Pass as cheaper options. However, everything is just speculation for now.
Since Ubisoft always charges $15, it would be a win if Ubisoft+ made it to the Xbox. You receive Ubisoft, EA, and Xbox in-house for free if it’s 15 to go. Whether it will already be unlocked if users hold the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or if they still need to pay for the Ubisoft+ subscription is still not clear though.
Perhaps there might be more to the Xbox Showcase than just game pass titles. Finally, they might disclose Ubisoft+, Game pass Family Plan, and games owned, that could be played via xCloud. For now, everything is mere speculation. All we can do is wait for the official press release by Ubisoft to connect the dots.
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