Ubisoft Announces New Deal With Major Streaming Developer Parsec
According to the announcement, the partnership will help Ubisoft further its streaming efforts in games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
In the past year or two, games streaming services have become a big deal, with high-profile initiatives like Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now representing the latest attempts to dive into the market. Now, Ubisoft is the latest big name in games to dip its toe in the waters, with the announcement of a partnership with streaming firm Parsec to bolster its streaming capabilities.
What exactly this means to an everyday player is fairly murky at this point. However, this much is clear: Ubisoft will be able to use Parsec's tech for demo events and in-game experiences and events. We don't have any further specifics beyond that.
"We are delighted to complete this deal with Parsec," said Stéphanie Perotti, VP Online Services, Ubisoft. "The streaming technology they have developed provides the players a new way to discover video games while providing an optimal quality of experience. With this deal, we are strengthening our streaming capabilities for our internal and player facing platforms."
This partnership comes on the heels of a streaming event held by the two companies, where hundreds of journalists and players were able to have their first experiences of Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion through Parsec's streaming technology. It's unclear how this technology will be accessible to consumers in a direct way in the coming months, but based on that event, it's likely that a streaming option will be coming to Ubisoft's UPlay service sometime in the future.