Ubisoft is merging Uplay and Ubisoft Club into a single hub for “in-game services, activities and communities.” Ubisoft Connect, as it’s called, is an evolution of those services and it works across multiple platforms.
As part of the shift, Ubisoft is doubling down on cross-platform progression and cross-play. The progress you make in games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising and Riders Republic can carry over from one platform to another. You’ll just need to link your Ubisoft account to those platforms.
Cross-progression, which is already enabled in Hyper Scape, could prove especially useful if Ubisoft brings its Uplay+ subscription service to consoles. That way, you wouldn’t have to buy the same game on multiple platforms to take full advantage of it.
The new hub will be available for free, but it requires a Ubisoft account. Ubisoft Connect “aims at giving the best environment for all players to enjoy their games and connect with each others whatever the device,” Ubisoft said. Players who use the service will be able to earn Ubisoft Connect XP for playing games and completing in-game challenges. Gaining XP will allow players to level up their Ubisoft Connect accounts, which will award a second currency, Units, that can be used to unlock various rewards for different games. Additionally, players will be able to see what their friends are up to and get news through the service’s Feed.
Ubisoft Connect will launch on October 29th, alongside Watch Dogs: Legion; the developer plans to include Connect in all “major upcoming” games. Other titles transitioning to Connect include For Honor, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Hyper Scape, Steep, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.