Ubisoft announced today that Ubisoft Connect will release on Oct. 29, combining and refreshing the already existing Uplay player service and Ubisoft Club loyalty program.
“The Ubisoft Connect experience will be available with an intuitive and seamless in-game overlay in Ubisoft’s latest and new titles,” developers said. “Ubisoft Connect is founded on Ubisoft’s ten-year experience of operating online services on Windows PC via Uplay, as well as the Ubisoft Club loyalty program that has provided 1.1 billion rewards to players to date. While the PC experience will continue to improve with dedicated services, this expansion enables players to now access Ubisoft’s in-game and social features, regardless of the platform they use, including consoles and cloud gaming services.”
Ubisoft Connect will give gamers a personalized and social gaming experience through limited time events and community challenges, a cross-game loyalty program that lets players earn an unlimited amount of units to purchase in-game weapons, outfits and consumables.
Players will have a newsfeed showcasing friends’ activities and achievements alongside the brand-new “Smart Intel” feature that gives gamers dedicated tips, access to data about personal statistics, playstyle to learn how to improve gameplay and compare stats against friends through an improved leaderboard system.
“Designed for a new gaming era, one where players expect to be able to play, progress and stay in touch with friends anywhere, Ubisoft Connect lays the foundation that will enable Ubisoft’s games and services to live across platforms and make cross-platform features a standard moving forward,” developers said. “As part of this commitment, full cross-progression, across all platforms and services, will be available with some of Ubisoft’s most highly anticipated upcoming titles, including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising and Riders Republic.”
To celebrate the announcement and forthcoming launch of Ubisoft Connect, gamers can pick up more than 1,000 legacy Ubisoft Club rewards for free to all players. Developers said regular updates will continue to add more features and rewards to improve player experiences along the way.
“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 is our take on a new seamless experience to not only ease the transition between generations and platforms, but also be the starting point for new services that further contribute to new, more player-centric ways of enjoying games.”
Ubisoft Connect will be available through Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch systems. Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna have planned Ubisoft Connect integration to come later this year. Additionally, players can also access the ecosystem via the Ubisoft Connect mobile application, the desktop app and on ubisoftconnect.com.