All the big names in the gaming publishing industry are slowly easing into creating and releasing subscription services these days and the newest addition to the list is Ubisoft.
The company announced during its E3 2019 press conference that it will be launching a PC game subscription service, which will be coming out on September 3rd.
The company called it Uplay Plus, it will be a PC game subscription service that will feature over 100 Ubisoft titles the users will have to pay a flat fee of $14,99 a month to access and play for however long they like.
While the service is designed almost the same way as the Microsoft Xbox Game Pass and the EA Origin Access for PC and console, it’s pricier than those. EA charges $4,99 per month for its service and Xbox $9,99 but Ubisoft will charge $14,99.
In addition to that, Uplay Plus does not plan to rival Google Stadia, on the contrary, Ubisoft has partnered up with Google to launch its program on the Stadia platform sometime next year. This is the very first partnership Google sees between its cloud gaming service and a third-party publisher.
According to Ubisoft, Uplay Plus allows the users to access all downloadable content and expansions for the games included in the subscription. If you wanted to play The Division 2, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, all of which are confirmed for Stadia, it’s not a bad deal, if you really think about it.
However, there’s a bit we’re not clear on just yet: Google will offer a free version of Stadia in 2020 but until then, if you would like to use the Uplay Plus service on it, it looks like you’ll have to pay for both the subscription services.
You can sign up for the Uplay release already, on the official website. If you register to it before August 15th, you will get free access from September 3rd through September 30th. That free window will close before October 4, when Ghost Recon Breakpoint will launch, unfortunately.