The publisher’s CEO, Yves Guillemot recently addressed this topic during Ubisoft’s Q2 earnings call in which he said the feature is “well underway” which could suggest that cross play for a number of its major multiplayer games could be just around the corner.
This news follows a recent update for Ubisoft’s free to play Smash Bros. rival, Brawlhalla. Not only did developer Blue Mammoth introduce new content, it also opened the doors to cross play across all available platforms including PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
“Our goal is to put cross-play on all the PvP games that we have at [this] time,” Guillemot went on to say. Currently Ubisoft operates a number of current generation titles that have competitive multiplayer components.
Aside from the aforementioned Brawlhalla, there’s the publisher’s hugely popular tactical shooter, Rainbow Six Siege. The Tom Clancy title recently surpassed 50 million registered users and, according to the Q2 earnings call, has seen in increase in user spending with its esports viewership numbers climbing.
Siege would be a certain candidate for cross play and although it seems unlikely, this could be one of the major announcements made during the reveal of the game’s next season during the Pro League finals in Tokoname Japan.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint may also benefit from cross play despite being a more PvE, co-op focused title. The same goes for Far Cry 5, The Division 2, Far Cry: New Dawn, and The Crew 2.
Cross platform play could also help unite the three main player bases for Ubisoft’s flagship fighting game, For Honor. Like Siege, it continues to receive post launch support with a new season due to kick off next month.
Even if Ubisoft doesn’t go back and update these games with cross play, it seems likely that future releases will include this feature, especially with large publishers now jumping on the bandwagon.