RUMOR: Ubisoft Plus Subscription Service Coming To Xbox Game Pass
As an increasing number of entertainment companies adopt subscription models, Ubisoft has notably joined the bunch with the debut of Ubisoft Plus, enabling access to a slice of the publisher’s game library for a flat monthly fee. Featuring quite a few high-profile games upon launch, the Ubi-branded service draws immediate comparisons to the likes of EA Play and Xbox Game Pass, which also offer similar perks to those with a membership. Considering their similarities, it’s no surprise the latter two have formed a partnership, as EA Play is currently bundled free for members of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. However, it now appears Ubisoft Plus may also join up with Microsoft in the future.
Rumors of the possible Game Pass perk arrived after being shared by Twitter user Idle Sloth, with a recent post posing the idea Ubisoft Plus would be added to Xbox Game Pass sometime during Holiday 2021. Sourced from the website XboxWorlds, the rumor was included among a list recalling 10 prominent topics of speculation, including Microsoft’s potential acquisition of SEGA, the dissolution of Xbox Live Gold, and an announcement of Starfield as Xbox exclusive. Many of these rumors have swirled the internet for a while and a few have an admittedly fair chance of happening. However, it’s important to note that these are still unconfirmed rumors until they actually come to pass.
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— Idle Sloth 🙅🏻♂️1️⃣2️⃣❎ (@IdleSloth84) December 25, 2020
With that said, Ubisoft Plus coming to Xbox Game Pass may be slightly more plausible than initially thought. Though the idea is very much on the unsubstantiated side, Windows Central editor and industry insider Jez Corden recently expressed there may be some truth to this rumor after all. In fact, based on the rumblings he’s heard, Corden went as far as suggesting the rumor “has a strong chance of being true,” but perhaps not in the form one might expect. The journalist speculated the Xbox Game Pass version of Ubisoft Plus might be “a vault or smaller slice of older games” rather than the entirety of the service. though, he notes “crazier things have happened” in the past.
I imagine it would be a vault or smaller slice of older games, but crazier things have happened. I always thought EA Play would be an extra tier of Game Pass, but they just rolled that bad boy right in. Guess we’ll see.
— Jez (@JezCorden) December 30, 2020
As it stands now, Xbox Game Pass is frequently cited as the best deal in gaming, with well over 100 games currently available on both console and PC versions of the service. That’s not to exclude additional perks such as day-one exclusives, xCloud game streaming, and additional libraries like EA Play. With new selections added on the regular, Microsoft is clearly focused on building the value of Game Pass and adding Ubisoft Plus would certainly accomplish that task in spades. Of course, we won’t know if this rumor will pan out until well into 2021, so there’s still plenty of time for it to either be corroborated or disproven in the meantime.
What do you think? Would you enjoy seeing the likes of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon on Xbox Game Pass, or do you feel this Ubisoft Plus rumor is a bit on the far-fetched side? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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