The transition into the next generation of gaming may well be the most seamless ever. And Ubisoft looks ready to jump on the bandwagon.
The world-renowned publisher behind the Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs franchises, to name a few, today announced an expansion of its current ecosystem of a support services with the introduction of Ubisoft Connect.
Ubisoft Connect joins UPlay and Ubisoft Club into one service and universal interface, providing gamers with a one-stop-shop for social sharing, updates and transfers across most Ubisoft games.
Set to launch on October 29 with Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft Connect promises to offer an intuitive and seamless in-game overall.
“A decade ago, Ubisoft was one of the first publishers to enhance players’ experience with more services and social features. We wanted to build upon this legacy to fulfill Ubisoft’s vision of a global community and bring these benefits to all our players,” says Charles Huteau, Ubisoft’s Creative Director on Ubisoft Connect.
Ubisoft Connect will bring what the publisher calls “cross-game loyalty” systems into one system, with the ability to earn an uncapped amount of awards like weapons, outfits and consumables.
Perhaps the most important feature of Ubisoft Connect is its celebration of cross-platform gaming. Games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising and Riders Republic will allow players to bring across their saves for other platforms, via their Ubisoft account in Ubisoft Connect, meaning you could be playing Valhalla on your Xbox One, and immediately transfer your progress over to the same game on Xbox Series X, and vice-versa.
“Next-generation gaming goes beyond technological improvements and better graphics. To us, as a creator and publisher, it is about bringing more fluidity and versatility in the experience to have the freedom to play games on whatever device and with whoever you want,” says Stephanie Perotti, Ubisoft’s Vice-President of Online Services.
“Ubisoft Connect is our take on a new seamless experience to not only ease the transition between generations and platforms, but also be the starting point for new services that further contribute to new, more player-centric ways of enjoying games.”And to celebrate the launch of Ubisoft Connect, more than 1,000 legacy Ubisoft Club rewards are unlocked today, for free, to all players.
Ubisoft Connect will be availablefrom October 20 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch, with Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna coming at a later date.