Get Ready to Connect With a New Era of Gaming
As the world gets more and more connected, gaming is right there with it. From online multiplayer to trophies to the rise of streaming, gaming has moved on from being a solitary activity to something that links people all over the world, and Ubisoft are riding the wave, merging their existing programs Uplay and Ubisoft Club into one service, Ubisoft Connect.
Ubisoft Connect will offer a seamless user interface when playing Ubisoft games, letting you instantly connect with other players across platforms, accessing the social features regardless of whether you’re playing on PC or console, as well as expanding on Ubisoft Connect’s loyalty program, letting you earn in-game rewards for completing challenges.
“A decade ago, Ubisoft was one of the first publishers to enhance players’ experience with more services and social features. We wanted to build upon this legacy to fulfill Ubisoft’s vision of a global community and bring these benefits to all our players,” says Charles Huteau, Ubisoft’s Creative Director on Ubisoft Connect.
New additions to Ubisoft Connect include a newsfeed gathering your friends’ achievements and activities while they play, and a “Smart Intel” system which offers tips and video recommendations based on your gameplay to help you improve your performance, whether that’s for your own gratification or to compare against your friends.
By connecting players across platforms, Ubisoft hope that they’re helping to make cross-play the standard going forward.
“Next-generation gaming goes beyond technological improvements and better graphics. To us, as a creator and publisher, it is about bringing more fluidity and versatility in the experience to have the freedom to play games on whatever device and with whoever you want,” says Stephanie Perotti, Ubisoft’s Vice-President of Online Services.
Ubisoft Connect launches on October 29th, to coincide with the release of Watch Dogs: Legion
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