Update: Ubisoft has clarified that this service will unfortunately not be available with Xbox Game Pass.
Original story: There have been suggestions for a while that Ubisoft might be planning to bring its Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox, and that's exactly what's going to happen, as the company has confirmed plans to implement it "in the future".
The service, which is currently available on PC, provides access to over 100 Ubisoft games for a single monthly fee, including recent releases such as Far Cry 6 and Riders Republic. The standard cost is £12.99 / $14.99 per-month, although there's also a multi-access plan with Google Stadia access included for £14.99 / $17.99.
Here's what Ubisoft had to say about the announcement earlier today:
"Originally launched for PC, the service allows access to more than 100 Ubisoft titles at a single monthly cost, with games and DLC available on launch day, and monthly rewards including cosmetics, boosters, in-game items, and more."
"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.”
As of yet, there's no sign that Ubisoft+ will be implemented as part of Xbox Game Pass, despite rumours in the past suggesting that Microsoft was possibly trying to work out some kind of deal to get Ubisoft+ included in the service. For now though, it's best to assume it won't be available with Game Pass — at least at launch.
There's no date for its arrival either, so "in the future" could really mean anything. We'll just have to wait patiently...
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