Looks like Ubisoft is following EA’s lead when it comes to Xbox. Ubisoft announced that their subscription gaming service, Ubisoft+ (formerly UPlay) is coming to Xbox. Details are still forthcoming, but it sounds like all of Ubisoft+’s games will be available to Game Pass subscribers, making one of the best deals in gaming even better.
To headline this move, Ubisoft is releasing upcoming co-op spin-off Rainbow Six Extraction on Xbox and PC on January 20, as part of Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a co-op shooter for up to three players facing off against alien invaders. Players can choose between 18 operatives and a variety of weapons and gear, and work with their teammates to defeat their enemies and rescue their allies.
“By making Rainbow Six Extraction available to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members on the day and date of its launch via Xbox Game Pass, we’re demonstrating that we believe in the value and choice that game subscriptions offer to players,” said Chris Early, Senior Vice President, Ubisoft. “Rainbow Six Extraction for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members is just the beginning. Ultimately, we will offer the Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox owners so that they can enjoy the full extent of our Ubisoft+ game library, including new releases, on their consoles.”
Ubisoft+ is also available on PC and Stadia, and features over 100 Ubisoft games, including Far Cry, The Division, Assassin’s Creed, and Watch Dogs, for $15/month, and includes monthly in-game rewards, season passes, and DLC.
In 2020 Electronic Arts formed a similar partnership with Microsoft, bringing their EA Play subscription under the Game Pass umbrella.
Rainbow Six Siege is already part of Xbox Game Pass, and is also coming to Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass on January 20.