Ubisoft+, the subscription service renamed UPlay+, is currently only available on PC and cloud streaming services such as Amazon Luna and Google Stadia. However, Jeff Grubb is confident that Microsoft is trying to find a deal to bring Ubisoft Plus to the top of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which would then bring it to Xbox Series X/S consoles as well.
There is precedent for this type of operation, given the recent addition of EA Play to Xbox Game Pass. In that sense, these are the words of Grubb who talked about the service:
I think it’s Ubisoft Plus, yes. I think it’s that part. I’m not for sure, but that’s my understanding, is that they’re trying to make that happen.
What that looks like, if they’re adding another $5 thing into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or if there’s going to be tiers to get all these things involved, I honestly don’t know – that is me speculating. But, I do think they are trying to figure out a way to bring Ubisoft Plus in. I think that’d be a pretty big deal.
In fact, it’s good to remember that while EA Play was added to Xbox Game Pass for free, Microsoft is unlikely to do the same for Ubisoft+. This is because EA Play is priced at just $ 4.99, while Ubisoft’s subscription service is much more expensive, requiring a $14.99 monthly subscription (the same amount as EA Play Pro).
If the deal is successful, it will be good to see how users will react to having to pay a higher price: Grubb fears the possibility that Ubisoft+ will only be available with an increase in the price of the service.
Ubisoft+ includes all the latest games from the developer, such as Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Far Cry New Dawn, The Division 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 5, Rainbow Six Siege, Anno 1800, The Crew 2, For Honor, Trials Rising and even many older titles like Splinter Cell Blacklist and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
We just have to wait to find out if we can soon expand our Xbox Game Pass Ultimate library, and especially if it will cost us more.