In January, Ubisoft announced that it would bring its Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC. At the time, they said to stay tuned to the Ubisoft News Hub for more information, but we haven’t heard anything since. However, an occasional note part of Xbox Insider’s latest update seems to suggest the service could be coming sooner rather than later.
Ubisoft+ will be part of Xbox Game Pass
The note was part of the first May update for the Preview of the Xbox app for Windows. As a new feature, the update “improved search results for all PC Game Pass titles, including those from EA Play and Ubisoft.” There is currently only one Ubisoft game on PC Game Pass in the form of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, and I highly doubt the rating refers to that particular game. More likely, the note hints at the imminent arrival of Ubisoft+ as part of PC Game Pass.
Ubisoft+ currently offers over 100 cloud games to stream on PC and other select devices. These include all-new Ubisoft titles available from day one and premium editions that include season passes, DLC expansions, and other bonus content. Not only will Ubisoft+ be added to PC Game Pass, but the service is also expected to be implemented on Xbox consoles. We might even hear more about it during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase on June 12, though many gamers are hoping the service will arrive before then.
The update also fixed a few other issues players may be experiencing, including custom touch controls leaving players stuck in some cloud games. The narrator and screen reader have also been changed to make the app more accessible. Xbox app version 2205.1000.17.0 is available now.
Separately, Xbox Live services were down for much of the weekend, prompting gamers to question the console’s use of online DRMs that were preventing them from playing their games. Cloud gaming also suffered, meaning those looking to use Xbox Cloud Gaming to play Fortnite on Apple devices would also have been disappointed.