Ubisoft+ is coming to Xbox, but not Game Pass (yet…)
Ubisoft+, which is Ubisoft’s subscription gaming service, will be coming to Xbox consoles in the not-too-distant future. The service, not unlike EA Play, offers access to a huge number of Ubisoft’s titles.
Ultimately, we will offer the Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox owners so that they can enjoy the full extent of our Ubisoft+ game library, including new releases, on their consoles.Ubisoft
Ubi has confirmed that the service won’t be joining Game Pass, however, EA Play used to be a standalone service before eventually being amalgamated under the Game Pass umbrella.
EA Play was just £20 a year, though, and Ubisoft+ is currently £12.99 a month. If the uptake isn’t what they expect, which is likely, as Game Pass offers significantly better value, it seems possible and even probable it will come to Game Pass eventually.
We already know Microsoft is fond of its tiered subscriptions, already offering Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate as separate subscriptions, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect them to add another level to that to include Ubisoft+.
Splashing the cash
In the meantime, Microsoft has flexed its credit card again and has arranged for Rainbow Six Extraction to come to Xbox Game Pass (both console and PC), on day one, 20th January 2022.
- Rainbow Six Extraction will be available on day one with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate when it releases on January 20.
- Rainbow Six Extraction is a tactical 1-3 player co-op PvE FPS where you’ll unite the elite operators from Rainbow Six against a deadly alien threat known as the Archaens.
- Rainbow Six Siege will be available with PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting January 20 as well.
It’s yet another straw in the hat for Xbox and it bolsters the constant stream of high-quality titles that gamers have been treated to pretty much monthly now. We’re also seeing the fruition of its investment in new studios, as we have some high-profile titles due out over the coming year.
Xbox may have bodged the launch of the last generation, but they’ve been rebuilding and came back stronger than ever. Regardless of your console allegiance, it’s hard to argue that Microsoft has turned Xbox into a desirable product with lots of value for its users.