Top News This Week

January 28, 2015 - Ubisoft Coming Down on Gray Market Sellers Back in November shortly after the release of Far ... | January 27, 2015 - Dragon’s Dogma Online Announced Capcom has announced something today that I consid ... | January 27, 2015 - The Witcher 3 Getting Free DLC as a Statement from the Developer Months ahead of its release, The Witcher 3: Wild H ... | January 26, 2015 - Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Gets DLC Tomorrow It’s been confirmed by Natsume that Harves ... | January 25, 2015 - Ubisoft Reflections Set To Release Gone Home In February Ubisoft must be praised with its diversity in the ... | January 25, 2015 - WoW Unlikely To Add Garrisons Feature To Future Expansions World of Warcraft has gotten a huge response from ... | January 25, 2015 - Fable Legends To Have Cross Play With PC Microsoft had some pretty big announcements durin ... | January 25, 2015 - Sony Begins Compensation for 2011 Hack Back in 2011 Sony suffered what is now remembered ... | January 24, 2015 - The Witcher Battle Arena Now Out for Tablets While we have a few months yet until the release o ... | January 23, 2015 - The Phantom Pain Release Date To Be Announced Soon Fans of the Metal Gear Solid series may not have ... |

Ubisoft’s U-Play Service Coming To Xbox One, PS4

0
Posted September 18, 2013 by Bunneh3000 in News
Ubisoft-launches-Uplay-PC-client-including-1-games-1090026

So, Ubisoft has there own digital distribution/multiplayer service called U-Play. It was recently announced that the service is going to make its way to next gen systems as a separate app rather than within the game. Since around 2009, with the release of Assassin’s Creed II, U-Play was embeded as a service within the game itself.  In case you didn’t know, for most of the Ubisoft games since then, there was a U-Play Passport code that allowed access to the multiplayer modes and features of most of the games that they provided.  As a service, it was originally intended to act as an online DRM service and frequent player reward system. Even if you were playing the single player portion of the game, you would be denied access to play the game if you didn’t have an online connection. Due to gamer outrage (losing game progress due to quick internet service loss or interruption), Ubisoft finally did away with the “always on” requirement. Now, the multiplayer features are ‘unlocked’ through the use of codes provided during the purchase of the game.

Despite Ubisoft’s decision to implement this multiplayer mode unlock strategy through U-Play, their rewards system actually has provided decent in-game and digital rewards. When playing any supported Ubisoft game, the playing time and certain specific acheivements are tracked by U-Play. Once the acheivement is attained, U-Play points are instantly awarded. The player then could go to the U-Play dedicated site or screen or website to ‘cash in’ their points for the desired award.

With that said, what does this all mean for the next-gen iteration of the system? “The thing I can’t say, because we’re not quite ready to show it, because of next-gen and because of the advancements on the technological side as well, our key focus is to make this experience as simple and seamless as possible,” Ubisoft’s Stephanie Perotti told digitalspy. Perotti continued, ”The barriers we had on previous generations of consoles go away. It’s not like a barrier to go there and to redeem a reward, but it’s something we will bring to you naturally in your game.”

Apparently Ubisoft is seeking to utilize Twitch TV streaming, save, and chat services through this new iteration of U-Play as well. This is particularly important for Ubisoft since their PC application also distributes third party companies’ games as well.

Did you enjoy this article? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. It would be great if you subscribed to our RSS feed or signed up for email updates to get more goodness. There’s lots more where this came from!




About the Author

Bunneh3000

A gamer since the days of Texas Instruments PCs with cartidges, I embody the 'casual' gamer moniker. RPGs, turn based strategy, hack n slashers, NBA sims, shooters, Space flight combat sims, and mech combat sims are my forte. If you need a Battlefield commander, I'm your Cylon... I mean... um... man.

0 Comments



Be the first to comment!


Leave a Response

(required)


Around the Network
God of War Ascension Preview
Gaming on a Budget: Three PS3 Games for $20
Dishonored Trophies Hint At Story DLC
Square Enix Launches New Crowdfunding Effort
The Gaming Precision Podcast #33: It's E3 Madness! Madness!