Uplay+ Becomes Ubisoft+, Offers Google Stadia And Amazon Luna Options
Ubisoft has announced big changes to its game subscription service, with a name change and two more platform options coming this year.
Ubisoft is making some big changes to its Uplay subscription service, starting with the name. Uplay+ will now be called Ubisoft+, and the company is also partnering with the Google Stadia and Amazon Luna streaming services to expand the ways you can access Ubisoft+.
Like Uplay+, the newly dubbed Ubisoft+ will cost $15 per month. And like its predecessor, it will still include premium editions (when applicable) of new releases--including this year's Ubisoft lineup of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising.
Aside from the name-change, the major new feature is making it available on streaming services. It will be available in beta on Amazon Luna starting on November 10. It will also be coming to Stadia by the end of the year, without a Stadia Pro subscription requirement. Ubisoft says its streaming options will allow you to access your saves cross-platform, so you'll be able to access your games in a standard downloadable form or through the streaming services.
"With Ubisoft+, our vision is to provide more options for our players to access their favorite Ubisoft games, wherever they are and whenever they want," said Ubisoft subscriptions associate director Alexia Brumé, in the announcement. "This beta period with Stadia and Amazon Luna is just the beginning. We're excited to offer subscribers the chance to check out the premium editions of our fall lineup so they can pick up and play across multiple platforms, all with one subscription."
Amazon recently announced its Luna streaming service, with an approach that appeared unique from Google Stadia: subscriptions to individual channels. This announcement now shows that Google is making a similar offering on Stadia, at least in the case of its partnership with Ubisoft. Their streaming competitor, Microsoft through its Xbox division, has tied its own streaming service to its Game Pass subscription.
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