Ubisoft+, the French publisher’s answer to subscriptions like EA Play, will launch on Xbox later this year – although despite some misleading wording, it will be a separate subscription to Microsoft’s own Game Pass. We’ve checked with the publisher to clarify this information, and it’s confirmed to us that it’s a standalone purchase, potentially opening the pathway for PlayStation as well.
We asked the publisher to comment on whether it has any plans to bring Ubisoft+ to PS5 or PS4, but a spokesperson told us it doesn’t “have anything to share about other platforms at this time”.
Ubisoft+ is currently available for PC, and includes access to a vault of over 100 games while also guaranteeing new titles and DLC on launch day. It costs £12.99/$14.99 a month, and you can cancel at any time – although, naturally, you will lose access to any games you haven’t purchased outright once your membership lapses. You also get additional perks, like bonus cosmetics, item boosters, and so on.
In other related news, PlayStation players will have to pay full-price for the upcoming Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Extraction, while it’ll be offered at no extra cost to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at launch. This continues an ongoing theme from last year, and heightens the urgency for Sony to roll out its own rumoured Project Spartacus, which is said to be a complete reimagining of PS Plus and PS Now.
It’s worth mentioning that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Extraction is not a £69.99/$69.99 game, and is being sold by Ubisoft at a reduced price of £39.99/$39.99 on all platforms. However, the debates will rumble on, as Microsoft continues to add unprecedented value to its services in comparison.