Subscription services are perhaps the new hotness with every firm and its dog trying to get one off of the ground.
Game publishers are among those with Microsoft, EA and now Ubisoft launching subscription services that allow fans to access games from these publishers (and others in the case of Microsoft) for a small monthly fee.
This week Ubisoft’s Uplay+ launched worldwide offering gamers a free trial month in which they can access the entire Ubisoft catalogue of games. Have an itch that only Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider can scratch? You can play it with Uplay+.
The service will cost €14.99 once the free trial is over and Uplay+ will give subscribers early access to forthcoming titles such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
The trial runs from 3rd to 30th September.
So how do you get Uplay+?
Firstly, you’ll need a PC as Uplay+ is limited to that platform for now. If you have a PC then the next thing you’ll need is a Uplay account. You can sign up for one rather easily and it’s free to create.
Once you have your account head to this website and click Join Uplay+.
You will then be asked to complete your order which will see you being charged €1 to confirm that your credit or debit card is working. Once that is done download the Uplay launcher for PC and you’re ready to go.
To add games to your game library head to the Store tab and look for the Uplay+ tab. From here you can search for games and add titles to your library where they can then be downloaded.
Games that you have claimed with Uplay+ will be marked as such in your library and you will only be able to access them if your subscription is active.
Despite a few wobbles at launch yesterday, the service appears to be working well and we’re looking forward to playing The Division 2 with some friends this week and the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint beta this weekend.
Just remember to cancel your subscription before the 30th if you aren’t planning on sticking with Uplay+ after the trial period.