Because premium subscription services are incredibly in vogue in the games industry right now, everyone and their great aunt is getting in on the trend. And because it’s the best place to reach your target audience, all the big names in the industry wanting to announce their new products and services is doing so at E3 2019.
The latest company to jump onboard the train of live services and subscriptions is Ubisoft. The French publisher and developer has now revealed their own premium subscription service, which is itself an extension of UPlay, their games distribution platform. Called UPlay+, the service offers full access to Ubisoft’s PC game library for $14.99 per month. The service aims to launch first on PC, this September, followed by a wider rollout to Google Stadia in 2020.
The interesting twist here is that the service targeting the newly announced Google Stadia. So if you’re on Stadia Basic, this would be a decent way to gain access to a wide array of games from one publisher. We can expect to see Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and so many more iconic franchises all being offered in one place with this option.
Interested gamers can check out the details the official Uplay+ page. And if you sign on before August 15th youwill be given a free trial from the 3rd to the 30th of September. Anyone who doesn’t like the service can cancel at any time.
It will be very interesting to see how the other mega-publishers respond to these moves by their competitors. Will we see EA Access and other similar services make the jump to Google Stadia?