Ubisoft is starting 2022 right by making some big moves. Perhaps the big-time video game publisher senses that it needed to make amends for how its reputation tanked following its move into cryptocurrency. Now, Ubisoft has confirmed that its subscription service is headed to the Xbox Game Pass sometime in the future.
Is Ubisoft Plus coming to Xbox Game Pass soon?
Ubisoft originally launched Ubisoft Plus for the PC. It's similar to Electronic Arts' EA Play subscription service, as it gives subscribers access to Ubisoft's extensive library of games, including recent releases like Far Cry 6, for just $14.99 a month.
According to Ubisoft's announcement, the subscription service will arrive on Xbox at an undetermined time. However, unlike EA Play, which is an extra service for the Xbox Game pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass, Ubisoft explained that Ubisoft will not be part of the Game Pass on the Xbox. To be specific, the publisher says that Ubisoft Plus "will be a separate subscription from Game Pass.""
The interesting part here is that Ubisoft is not going to bundle Ubisoft Plus with Game Pass. To be honest, It would have made a lot of sense for Ubisoft Plus to join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. We're sure that Microsoft has the necessary finances to make a deal like that happen. This makes us think that this is still Ubisoft's decision. Still, it's surprising that Ubisoft is making Ubisoft Plus separate from the Game Pass when EA has already confirmed that it's still making money from its games by launching them on Game Pass.
In other Game Pass news, Rainbow Six: Extraction is going to be available on the Xbox Game Pass at launch. The news comes just days after Microsoft confirmed that Game Pass subscribers will get a chance to play Mass Effect Legendary Edition.