For the last decade, you’ve had Uplay on your PC to play Ubisoft’s offerings. Whether you like it or you hate it, it was the only way to play Assassin’s Creed on PC. And over the years, the service expanded and got better. Now, Uplay is receiving a major refresh and a new branding.
Revealed earlier today and going forward, Uplay will now be known as Ubisoft Connect. A lot of the same functionality will be there from Uplay but with a new interface that includes every platform and utilizes Ubisoft’s in-game services, activities, and communities. It’ll go live on October 29, day and date with Watch Dogs: Legion.
Ubisoft mentions that the Ubisoft Connect experience will be intuitive and a seamless in-game overlay across Ubisoft’s newest titles. Using the last decade of data and operating services online on Windows, the experience will continue to improve with dedicated services.
“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.
A few standout features include the new Smart Intel experience that brings plaers tips, video recommendations based on their activites paired to a newfeed that showcases friends’ achievements and activites.
The one standout feature that caught my eye however, is Ubisoft Connect wants to ensure that friends stay in touch and play anywhere they want. This means that Ubisoft is enabling their gsames and services across all platforms, so newer titles can share saves across all platforms. That means full cross-progression across Ubisoft’s upcoming titles, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising and Riders Republic.