Top News This Week

November 15, 2017 - Online Games – Which is Best For You? With 90% of homes owning a computer or laptop, nea ... | October 10, 2017 - 3 Amazing Times Celebs Have Appeared In Video Game Franchises When you encounter the voice of a star in a video ... | October 10, 2017 - Four Things You Need To Justify That Games Room Many gamers dream of it and more are realizing tha ... | October 4, 2017 - One-Handed Games To Make Your Commute More Amazing [Image Source] Everyone reading this will be able ... | September 27, 2017 - Check Out These Surprisingly Good Gaming Platforms Any hardcore gamer will know that the platform is ... | September 20, 2017 - Boosting Your First Person Shooter Games With The VR Experience VR headsets have taken the gaming world by storm; ... | September 10, 2017 - Fallout 4, The Best Role-Playing Game On The Market? Fallout, the award-winning series of post-apocalyp ... | September 7, 2017 - 5 Reasons Why Online Gaming Is So Popular Let’s face it; online gaming is popular. Even if ... | September 4, 2017 - What it Takes to Be a Gaming Master Becoming a gaming master isn’t easy; it takes a ... | September 4, 2017 - Spare Room? Time To Get Gaming! If you love gaming and technology and have a spare ... |

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.

Around the Network
What's New On Nintendo's eShop 8/28/2014
What's New on the Nintendo eShop 12/4/14
The PlayStation Update 5/19/15
Super Meat Boy and Broken Age Confirmed for October 2015 PS+ Line-up
Fallout 4, The Best Role-Playing Game On The Market?