Uplay+ subscription service could come to consoles
Ubisoft “not closing any doors” but currently focused on PC launch
Ubisoft would consider launching upcoming subscription service Uplay+ on consoles, although it’s currently concentrating on making this year’s PC release a success.
Announced during the publisher’s E3 conference, Uplay+ will provide access to over 100 Ubisoft games, including new releases like Watch Dogs Legion and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, for $14.99 / €14.99 per month.
It’s scheduled to launch on PC this September, before being made available on Stadia in 2020.
Asked if the service could be extended to consoles, Ubisoft EMEA executive director Alain Corre told The Telegraph: “Well actually we are concentrating now on the PC. It’s the first foray for us into this business so we are going to launch that in September and see how it works. We want it to be as perfect as possible and are working towards that goal.”
Pressed on a potential console release, he added: “We are not closing any doors on anything.”
Discussing the service’s price point, Corre also teased unannounced UPlay+ features.
“I think it’s a fantastic offer to be honest, because we are bringing all our new games, we are bringing all the DLC, and we are bringing a lot of services we haven’t announced yet,” he said. “So to have more than 100 PC games with all our franchises including the deluxe editions is a really compelling offer, I think.”
Subscription services were something of a trend at this year’s E3, with Game Pass becoming increasingly central to Xbox’s strategy, and Google announcing that Stadia Pro subscribers will also be able to sign up to publisher-specific subscription services through the streaming platform.
EA also continues to add AAA content like Battlefield V to its long-running Xbox One and PC subscription services, while EA Access will finally launch on PS4 next month.
And Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said last week the Final Fantasy publisher is exploring the possibility of launching its own game subscription service.