Ubisoft launches Ubisoft Connect, a new player ecosystem

Ubisoft Connect will better unify the company's range of games and services.

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Gaming has changed a lot over the last couple of years. We’ve seen industry-wide efforts to make cross-platform play the norm, with many of the biggest online games adopting the feature. With next-gen kicking off in under a month, things are set to change even more. Ubisoft, one of the industry’s biggest companies, has announced Ubisoft Connect, a new player ecosystem that unify its different games and services.

Ubisoft’s current Uplay and Ubisoft club ecosystems are getting a massive overhaul in the name of Ubisoft Connect, the company announced on October 21. “The Ubisoft Connect experience will be available with an intuitive and seamless in-game overlay in Ubisoft’s latest and new titles. 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.” Ubisoft Connect will launch on October 29 alongside Watch Dogs: Legion.

This service will unify Ubisoft’s reward and loyalty programs, as well as the PC app. The Ubisoft Connect service will be accessible from the publisher’s upcoming title, allowing for a seamless transition before titles and platforms. Ubisoft Connect will also allow players to access social features and engage with others.

"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,” said Charles Huteau, Ubisoft’s Creative Director on Ubisoft Connect.

Ubisoft Connect will be available as an app on modern consoles, next-gen consoles, PC, and mobile devices. We’ll get our first look at the ecosystem in action when Watch Dogs: Legion launches later this month. For more on the company, visit the Ubisoft topic page on Shacknews.

Contributing Editor

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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