Ubisoft has launched its Uplay + subscription service, which gives players access to more than 100 games from the developer’s library. The service is similar to EA Access and Xbox Game Pass where players pay a monthly fee to play old and new games, including well-known game series such as WatchDogs, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Anno. If you still have doubts, you can also use the free trial period. A subscription can be terminated at any time.
Uplay + can be tested free of charge until 30 September. After the trial period you pay € 14.99 per month and you continue to have access to the full versions of all new games. This also means that you can get started right away with new titles such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Watch Dogs. Classics such as Prince of Persia and Beyond Good & Evil are also available. Moreover, you can download the games locally to your PC, so that you are not dependent on the speed of your internet connection. Other advantages are that you play new releases 3 days earlier, you get access to betas and Uplay + contains premium editions with DLCs and extensions. There are still some problems with Uplay + and Ubisoft has placed an overview here that is currently being worked on. Two of the most striking problems are that some gamers cannot subscribe to UPlay + and that Anno 1800 cannot be played. The first problem prevents Uplay users from activating their trial period, while Anno 1800 has not yet been added to the library for “technical reasons”.
For technical reasons, Anno 1800 will not be available at the launch of Uplay +, said Ubisoft about the lack of the game. “We are working on making it available to players as quickly as possible. We will give a more precise date when we can.”