Connect with us
Advertisement

News

Ubisoft Connect combines features of Uplay and Ubisoft Club

Ubisoft Connect launches at the end of October, including a very neat new feature, cross-platform progression.

Published

on

Ubisoft Connect Logo
Ubisoft

Ubisoft Connect launches at the end of October, including a very neat new feature, cross-platform progression.

Launching alongside Watch Dogs Legion on October 29 is Ubisoft Connect, a new service which combines the preexisting Uplay and Ubisoft Club into one enviable package. Ubisoft has clarified some of the details of the move for us in a handy FAQ.

Advertisement

As you once could do with Ubisoft Club, you’ll be able to gain XP for your Ubisoft Account and level up to gain spendable “units” you can use on in-game items. You could also once spend them on a 20% off voucher for the Uplay store. It’s not clear if that will continue, but it’s currently advertised on the Ubisoft Connect official page.

Whilst only a very limited number of preexisting games are transitioning to Ubisoft Connect in terms of supporting Ubisoft Connect’s challenge system, you can expect your existing Ubisoft Club Units and XP will be carried over and (even more generously) all the rewards from older games will simply be given away.

The highlight announcement of the move is the addition of crossplay and cross-progression to “most” future titles. This means you should be able to both connect with friends in multiplayer on any platform and carry your save data from one platform to the next. They also promise you’ll be able to get deeper “stats, progression and performance” and compare them with your friends.

Advertisement

Getting people invested in an “Ubisoft ecosystem” seems like a savvy choice on Ubisoft’s part, since it recently launched its Uplay+ subscription service that grants access to its 100+ game catalogue for a monthly fee.

The new service will be accessible on all platforms (including Switch), as well as web and mobile as of 29 October. As someone who now regularly plays Rocket League and Star Wars Squadrons using cross-play, I’m certainly a big fan of any move that brings all these disparate platforms we’ve ended up with together. As with the EA Play rebrand, Ubisoft seems like it’s set out its more insular next-gen intentions.


Follow Thumbsticks on FlipboardFacebookGoogle News, and Twitter.

How did we do?

We hope you found this article useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tricky bit, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.

Recommended for you

'Video shame'/science writer and AI postgrad. Probably looking for political messages about systemic change in the latest Star Wars game.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

A Profound Waste of Time The Reprint Kickstarter A Profound Waste of Time The Reprint Kickstarter
News15 hours ago

A Profound Waste of Time: The Reprint smashes its Kickstarter target

Sumptuous video game magazine A Profound Waste of Time is back on sale for a limited time, with a Kickstarter...

New Nintendo Switch eShop releases New Nintendo Switch eShop releases
News18 hours ago

New Nintendo Switch releases: September 20-24, 2021

Skatebird, Toem, and Cruis’n Blast headline this week's list of Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News1 day ago

New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021

The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week's new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...

WarioWare: Get It Together! WarioWare: Get It Together!
Reviews3 days ago

WarioWare: Get It Together! review

WarioWario: Let’s Get It Together! adds multiplayer and multiple characters to a fan favourite Nintendo franchise, but at what cost?

Thatcher's Techbase Thatcher's Techbase
News3 days ago

This Doom adventure lets you blast a reanimated Maggie Thatcher back to hell

In Doom-based adventure, Thatcher's Techbase, "Margaret Thatcher is back from Hell... and the lady's not for returning!"

Deltarune logo Deltarune logo
News4 days ago

Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox

Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.

Tux and Fanny video game Tux and Fanny video game
Features4 days ago

Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game

In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...

Battlefield 2042 key art Battlefield 2042 key art
News4 days ago

Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...

Advertisement