Ubisoft + – Ubisoft’s subscription service – may be offered as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.
The rumor has been bubbling around for a few days now – I only saw it before Christmas – but at the time it had not been substantiated by any notable sources and was loosely grouped into a larger collection of speculative Xbox “rumors”.
Now, however, Windows Central editor Jez Corden has acknowledged that the rumor “has a strong chance of being true based on things [they’d] heard “, which reportedly says Ubisoft will join the service by the end of 2021
“I’ve seen rumors that Ubisoft Uplay + is joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate,” Corden recently tweeted (thank you, ONMSFT.com). “I think this has a great chance of being true, based on things I’ve heard.
“I imagine it would be a vault or a smaller piece of older game, but crazier things have happened,” they added. “I always thought EA Play would be an extra level of Game Pass, but they just rolled the bad boy right in. Guess we’ll see.”
I imagine it would be a vault or a smaller piece of older game, but crazier things have happened. I always thought EA Play would be an extra level of Game Pass, but they just rolled the bad boy right in. Guess we’ll see. December 30, 2020
Like EA’s EA Play, Ubisoft + offers players unlimited access to a large library of new and old Ubisoft games, although Ubisoft + also includes day one access to new releases. The monthly subscription currently costs $ 14.99 / £ 12.99.
Right now, we can only take the news so exactly what it is – a rumor – and even if it is true, reports suggest that the partnership will come later rather than before, reportedly sometime around the 2021 holiday.
EA Play joined the console version of the Xbox Game Pass in time for the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. EA Play was also expected to join the Xbox Game Pass on PC in December, but Microsoft now says it needs more time “to ensure a great experience for everyone“EA Plays’ arrival on the Xbox Game Pass for PC is now set for a while in 2021, and Microsoft says they want more info to share early next year.
In related news, Sony’s Jim Ryan recently hinted at that PlayStation may have an answer for Xbox Game Pass in the works. Speaking to the press earlier this month, Ryan was asked how Sony plans to respond to Microsoft’s Game Pass initiative and replied: “It’s actually news coming, but just not today. We have PlayStation Now which is our subscription service, and it is available in a number of markets. “
In October, we learned that more than 15 million people now subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass. It was up 50 percent in about five months, as the service only surpassed 10 million subscribers back in April. Microsoft released the new Xbox Game Pass subscriber numbers in the same press release announcing the acquisition of Bethesda parent company ZeniMax.
With the announcement that future Bethesda titles come to the Xbox Game Pass on day one, including Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, and the rollout of next-generation systems, it is unlikely that Xbox Game Pass growth is about to begin to slow down now.
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