Ubisoft officially jumped into the subscription business with its release Uplay+. With more than 100 titles to choose from, you can play as many Ubisoft games as you want for a monthly subscription fee. DLCs are also included. Seems like a sweet deal, right? Let's check it out below and see if that holds true.
Enjoy unlimited games and more
Subscribing to Uplay+ gives you exclusive deals all year long. Each time you download a game to your PC, DLCs and additional packs are automatically added to your library.
Uplay is Ubisoft's digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications service provider. Players win trophies and awards each time they use the platform to play games. To keep up with the fad, Ubisoft introduced its newest gaming subscription service, Uplay+. Fans are divided on whether getting it is actually worth it. Let's see if there's reason to hold off on the download.
For those who are a bit confused, Uplay+ is an extension of Uplay. Subscribing to this service gives you access to all the games found under the company's name. You can easily download, install, and play Ubisoft PC games in this unified gaming ecosystem. With Uplay +, you have the chance to get first dibs on Betas, Trials, and Free Weekends offered by the gaming company.
Connect with other players through Uplay+. and take advantage of its chat platform. The “recently met” feature lets you talk to gamers you meet while playing and easily communicate with your friends who are online. You can even create a group chat for your party or just chill with your virtual comrades to talk about anything under the sun.
In 2020, Uplay+ will officially be integrated into Google's gaming streaming service, Stadia. For a monthly fee, Stadia users will also get access to Ubisoft games to play on TVs, PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Since Stadia uses a cloud gaming platform, you no longer have to download each title; you just need a stable connection for an uninterrupted gaming experience.
When Ubisoft introduced their new subscription, gamers quickly took notice of the high annual subscription fee. Many compared the rate to those of other gaming companies, whose services were offered at much lower prices. However, if you look at it on a month-to-month basis, you'll see that you actually get the better end of the stick. Again, you have unlimited access to all of Ubisoft's content. So even for those of you with few titles left to complete, go ahead and subscribe to the monthly plan. You can cancel once you're finished, with no strings attached.
Where can you run this program?
Unlike Uplay, which is available on many other platforms, Uplay+ can only be downloaded to PCs.
Is there a better alternative?
If you really want to have access to Ubisoft games, but don't want to get Uplay+, you have an option to play them on your console instead. You may also get it on Google Stadia starting 2020. Of course, there are other alternatives to Uplay if you aren't looking to play any particular game. Like Ubisoft's client, Valve's Steam lets you play hundreds of titles published by the gaming company. You may download the client for free and purchase any Valve game separately. Play cult favorites like GTA V, DOTA 2, and PUBG. There are many more to choose from! Blizzard's Battle.net also offers a pretty big selection of games. Enjoy MMORPG games like World of Warcraft or MOBA games like Heroes of the Storm. You can also play classics like Diablo and exciting first-person shooter games like Overwatch. You'll never run out of options.
While some gamers see Uplay+ annual fee as way too much money, signing up for a month-to-month subscription isn't actually that bad of a deal. If you're the type who stops playing after finishing a game, go ahead and sign up for a couple of months. It's perfect for students on their school break or professionals who are on vacation. You'll have enough time to finish your Ubisoft games and not feel tied down to spending lots of money for a long time.
Should you download it?
Yes. On a month-to-month basis, you get access to a wide selection of games without breaking the bank. You get dibs on exclusive Ubisoft games for a much lower cost. It's essentially not expensive if you look at it from a different perspective.