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Comically out-of-touch Ubisoft strikes again!

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

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As a lifelong gamer, I've seen my fair share of subscription services come and go, each promising a wealth of gaming experiences for a reasonable monthly fee. But when Ubisoft announced their Plus service launching on Xbox at a staggering $17.99 per month, I couldn't help but feel a bit skeptical. Why the steep price tag, especially when compared to the beloved Xbox Game Pass, which offers a FAR more extensive library of games?

Ubisoft Plus, while providing access to some of the company's most popular titles, seems to be charging a premium without offering a correspondingly premium service. Sure, it allows you to play on Xbox, PC, and Amazon's Luna cloud gaming service, but the Multi Access plan's monthly fee still seems too steep to justify.

First reported by The Verge, the pricing plan for Ubisoft Plus on Xbox is higher than that of Xbox Game Pass, which is surprising considering the breadth and variety of games included in the latter service. To make matters worse, many of the titles available on Ubisoft Plus can often be found on clearance or at discounted prices, making the idea of committing to a monthly subscription even less appealing.

As a skeptical gamer, I can't help but question the value proposition of Ubisoft Plus on Xbox. With the gaming market saturated with subscription services, it's crucial for companies to stand out with competitive pricing and a strong lineup of games. However, with the current state of Ubisoft Plus, it seems like the service falls short in both of these aspects.

Oh goodie. They have Uno!

Ubisoft Plus Multi-Access Launch Lineup

At launch, Ubisoft+ Multi Access is bringing over 60 games to Xbox. The full lineup can be seen below.

  • Anno 1800 (Xbox Series X|S only)

  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (includes Assassin’s Creed Liberation)

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Gold Edition)

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ultimate Edition)

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, India, and Russia

  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Deluxe Edition)

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins (Gold Edition)

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Gold Edition)

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

  • Battleship

  • Boggle

  • Child of Light (Gold Edition)

  • Family Feud

  • Far Cry Primal (Deluxe Edition)

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Classic Edition)

  • Far Cry 3 (Classic Edition)

  • Far Cry 4 (Gold Edition)

  • Far Cry 5 (Gold Edition)

  • Far Cry 6 (Gold Edition)

  • Far Cry: New Dawn (Deluxe Edition)

  • Fighter Within

  • For Honor

  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Ultimate Edition)

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands (Ultimate Edition)

  • Grow Up

  • Hungry Shark World

  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (Gold Edition)

  • Jeopardy!

  • Monopoly Plus

  • Monopoly Madness

  • Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show (Gold Edition)

  • Rabbids Party of Legends

  • Rainbow Six Extraction

  • Rainbow Six Siege (Deluxe Edition)

  • Rayman Legends

  • Riders Republic

  • Risk

  • Risk: Urban Assault

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

  • Scrabble

  • Shape Up (Gold Edition)

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Gold Edition)

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Deluxe Edition)

  • Steep

  • The Crew (Ultimate Edition)

  • The Crew 2

  • The Division (Gold Edition)

  • The Division 2

  • Trackmania Turbo

  • Transference

  • Trials Fusion

  • Trials of the Blood Dragon

  • Trials Rising (Gold Edition)

  • Trivial Pursuit Live

  • Trivial Pursuit Live 2

  • UNO (Ultimate Edition)

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

  • Watch Dogs (Complete Edition)

  • Watch Dogs 2 (Gold Edition)

  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Deluxe Edition)

  • Wheel of Fortune

  • Zombi

In an era where gamers are more conscious of their spending and the gaming landscape is ever-evolving, I can't help but wonder if Ubisoft Plus on Xbox will struggle to find its footing. Will the company reconsider its pricing strategy, or will it continue to push forward with a service that seems to offer less bang for the buck?

Only time will tell if Ubisoft Plus will be able to stand its ground in the competitive gaming market. For now, I'll be sticking with my trusty Xbox Game Pass and keeping an eye on Ubisoft Plus' progress – from a safe distance.

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Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
Apr 16, 2023
...their Plus service launching on Xbox at a staggering $17.99 per month...


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