uPlay+ is Ubisoft’s new game subscription service

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    Need more gaming subscription services in your life? Because Ubisoft has just revealed their foray into the video game subscription service model. It’s called uPlay+, and offers over a hundred different titles, for $14.99 a month. You’ll also get access to upcoming games such as Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and Watch Dogs: Legion, as well as all DLCs. Classic games are offered too, with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Beyond Good and Evil being shown during the announcement. uPlay+ will be available starting September 3rd, but if you pre-register now, you’ll be able to play free for a limited time. uPlay+ will be on PC when it launches, and Stadia later on in 2020.

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  1. Owenge

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    another one.
     
  2. azoreseuropa

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    No thanks.
     
  3. the_randomizer

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    The idea is cool, but.... IDK ugh. At least it's not stupid cloud gaming.
     
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    It costs too much:wink:
     
  5. GameSystem

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    Doesn't actually sound like that bad of a deal. Think Gamefly, but there doesn't seem to be a limit to how many games you can play per month at once. I guess it's good for people with a ton of free time and can play/beat multiple games in 30 days. Beats paying for a game outright.
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    Maybe if it was 10 or 8 dollars a month, sure.
     
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  7. Pipistrele

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    Makes sense on PC. On Stadia, not so much - it's more expensive than an actual Stadia sub, lol
     
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  8. Armadillo

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    Nice. Too expensive though. Gamepass and EA access are cheaper.
     
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    It's an incredibly good business idea that actually benefits consumers too. Win/win. For less casual gamers it lets people play brand new games for only $15 which is pretty crazy. It's almost like the good ol' rental days, just with no restrictions and 100+ other games to boot. Very smart.
     
  10. TunaKetchup

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    I don't like ubisoft games

    Same generic open world with a different skin over it

    Be it Watch Dogs, Assassins Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, ect

    Its all the same crap
     
  11. kuwanger

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    It's like the good ol' rental days, but you have to buy n subscriptions from n companies to actually play all the latest titles. It's the same catastrophe that Netflix is devolving to as companies have decided it's better to splinter off to their own subscription service. Now, if you only play the latest games to beat them (which is very much what rentals was often about) it might still be a great deal. The rest of us more casual gamers who will wait 5+ years to play a game, $15/month is terrible. $5/month-$10/month total is probably about the limit before it's better to just buy older game bundles. I mean, look at how many games are sold dirt cheap right when a new release is about to announced to "drum up interest". *shrug*

    At least it looks like it won't be streaming on the PC?
     
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    No "casual" gamer waits 5+ years LOL. Are you on drugs? Casual gamers are the ones consuming new media at its freshest. Casual doesn't mean occasional. There's a reason games like Madden sell like hotcakes every single year, it captures the casual audience. A more invested gamer would be more likely to research previous titles or market pricing trends. A more invested gamer is the one more likely to research older games to play and if it's worth getting the new one (because with Sports games, it never is).

    You're not a "casual" gamer. You're cheap. Big difference.

    $15 is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. Someone sees $80 (in Canada, $60 USD), and might be taken aback. But $15? Fuck that's easy. Thats an hour or two of work for most people. People just keep subscribed to the service and let it run. They constantly get new games to play without huge bills attached. Win/win. It also more easily exposes casual gamers to older games thanks to the simplicity of the catalog and having every game at your fingertips.

    And of course for invested gamers, the benefits are great. Want Watch Dogs 3 but know you'll beat it in a week? Buy a month of uplay+ for $15, beat it, unsub. It means a lot of people won't outright buy the game, but it also means cheapasses hyped for the game who weren't going to buy it (and more likely to buy it used) will spend the $15 to play it.

    Like I said. It's a win/win for consumers and the company. It's an incredibly good tactic.


    Also in regards to rentals, I paid like $10 for a week long rental. I don't give half a shit if this is just subscribing to a single publisher. A single publisher like Ubisoft or EA has a HUGE catalog of games for the price. 1000% better than rentals ever were.
     
  13. KingVamp

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    Good point. We are going have a streaming/sub service from every single company. lol
     
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  14. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    Just pirate your games and never look back
     
  15. Xzi

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    So at this point, we're up to like $60/month if you want to subscribe to all these different streaming services. Which is enough to buy you 1-6 games for that month anyway. Absolutely asinine. Apparently publishers are just tired of people owning their games.
     
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    Like the netflix competitors these services are kinda just cannibalizing each other. Wouldn't it be far more profitable if all these companies joined forces to make one ultimate subscription service? Yo itd be esp crazy if that was all available to stream through something like googles stradia or whatever. Wouldn't need a $500+ pc that will need hardware updates every 3-5 years to play the latest games. That'd limit piracy extremely, entirely for games exclusive to that service with no retail copy barring some dramatic insane hacking heist. Seriously itd be $$$$
     
  17. x65943

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    Stadia is $10 just for the service which has 1 game right now

    Additional games cost money - so you would have to pay for both subscriptions to play on stadia
     
  18. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    What arse have you been up?
    This isn't a cloud service /s
     
  19. Xzi

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    If you lose access to the games when you drop your subscription, they might as well be streamed.
     
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