Ubisoft Will Be Implementing Crossplay in More Titles
According to a statement made by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during the recent company earnings call, more of the publisher’s titles will feature crossplay moving forward. Currently the only Ubisoft titles utilizing crossplay are Brawlhalla and Just Dance in World Dance Floor mode but future PvP focused titles will likely offer crossplay on launch. The enthusiasm expressed by both the CEO and CFO of Ubisoft indicate that titles such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2 could see crossplay added to their arsenal as well.
“Yes. Our goal is to put crossplay on all the games that — all the PvP games that we have over time. So that’s really well underway,” said Yves Guillemot. Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet said during the same earnings call that “I say it’s early to draw any conclusion. We believe it will contribute to continue increasing engagement, but it’s too early to do a final conclusion. We’ve been very happy with a very strong growth of Brawlhalla again in Q2. That’s what we can say at this stage.” Though the titles Ubisoft rolled the feature out on initially are pretty low key, we’re glad that they’re seeing success and want to expand more with crossplay.
The enthusiasm expressed by both the Ubisoft CFO and CEO on crossplay is refreshing as we hope more studios are looking at adding the feature to their online gaming toolkit. “We’ve been improving game play in a very meaningful manner over the years,” said Yves Guillemot. “We have optimized live operation services, now we are adding a new pillar to make sure that all of our games will start out and we’ll be able to come with very stronger elements of identity. And then we believe that it’s going to be a key step change in going for a higher marketability and grow our audience to a higher level.”
Are there any current Ubisoft titles that you’d like to see include crossplay such as The Division 2 or Ghost Recon Breakpoint? What future Ubisoft titles could you see implementing the feature? Let us know in the comments below!