Ubisoft+ is joining Xbox, the publisher announced today. However, it is not becoming a part of Game Pass per a tweet from Ubisoft.
In addition, the company announced that Rainbow Six Extraction, set to release January 20th, will be a day one title for Xbox Game pass and PC Game Pass. This is just a coincidence as, again, Ubisoft+ joining Xbox does not mean it’s also joining Game Pass.
Xbox owners will still need to pay upwards of $14.99 a month, with the possibility of even paying $17.99 a month to connect to PC and console. This data comes straight from Ubisoft’s current pricing plans. No word yet on whether or not this will be different for Xbox owners.
Let’s hear from executives at both companies about what this means moving forward! Please pay close attention to their wording, too.
“By making Rainbow Six Extraction available to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members on the day and date of its launch via Xbox Game Pass, we’re demonstrating that we believe in the value and choice that game subscriptions offer to players. Rainbow Six Extraction for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members is just the beginning. 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.”Chris Early, Ubisoft’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development
“With Rainbow Six Extraction, Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members are getting another blockbuster added to their library on the same day the title launches. And because Rainbow Six Siege will be on both Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass as well, the Rainbow Six community and fans of tactical shooters will have plenty to look forward to playing together, no matter where they play.”Sarah Bond, Corporate Vice President, Game Creator Experience and Ecosystem at Xbox
No word on what “we will offer the subscription service to Xbox owners” means Ubisoft+ joining Xbox. It sounds like another subscription service people will have to pay for.
Here’s to hoping that eventually, we’ll see Ubisoft+ just become a part of Game Pass the way EA Play is.