The PlayStation+ Extra and PlayStation+ Premium subscriptions just got a major upgrade: the inclusion of Ubisoft+ and Ubisoft+ Classics.
Ubisoft announced that the Ubisoft+ service will be coming out in the near future, alongside or adjacent to the releases of the upgraded PlayStation+ Extra and PlayStation+ Premium when these start rolling out this 2022. The Ubisoft+ service has only been available on both Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC, but Ubisoft will be extending this subscription service first to the PlayStation, and eventually to the Xbox as well. Ubisoft+ offers day-one releases, classic games, and premium editions to subscribers, which will bring day-one games, albeit not first-party games, to PlayStation+ after all.
Apart from this primary service, Ubisoft also announced the introduction of Ubisoft+ Classics. This new service will launch alongside PlayStation+ Premium and PlayStation+ Extra, which will both carry the subscription as a bonus to subscribers. The Classics version of the subscription will offer a curated selection of popular games, including top-selling Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, The Division, and For Honor, as well as beloved classic games like Child of Light, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Watch Dogs, Werewolves Within, and more. Ubisoft says that the catalogue will launch with 27 titles, with the intention to increase this selection to 50 by the end of the year. The list is also nothing to scoff at, as it will include the following games at launch:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- For Honor
- The Crew 2
- Child of Light
- Eagle Flight
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Far Cry 3 Remaster
- Far Cry 4
- Legendary Fishing
- Risk: Urban Assault
- South Park: The Fractured but Whole
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Space Junkies
- Star Trek: Bridge Crew
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas
- The Crew
- The Division
- Trackmania Turbo
- Trials Fusion
- Trials of the Blood Dragon Game
- Trials Rising
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War
- Watch Dogs
- Werewolves Within
“With Ubisoft+ Classics, we’re providing PlayStation players with another way to enjoy Ubisoft games on their consoles,” says Ubisoft Senior VP of Partnerships Chris Early. “This is just the beginning, as we will ultimately make Ubisoft+ available to PlayStation owners as we continue to build our vision and provide players with more options to access their favorite games, wherever they are.”
Classics will launch bundled with the aforementioned PlayStation+ subscriptions, which will be rolling out in phases throughout the year. The first region that will receive this new PlayStation+ treatment would be Asia on May 24, followed by Japan on June 2, June 13 in NA and SA, and June 23 in Europe.
While many would see this as a big win for PlayStation, users should note that the new Classics service and Ubisoft+ itself are both coming first on PlayStation+, but not as exclusives. While PlayStation players will get a headstart, Xbox players will catch up sooner or later once the service also rolls out on the Microsoft console in the future.