Slightly late in the day for us here in the UK – and France where Ubisoft are based – but Ubisoft have just announced Ubisoft Connect, a new system for allowing cross save on Ubisoft games to follow you from platform to platform. Set to release on the 29th of October, Ubisoft Connect is billed as an ecosystem of player services that covers all Ubisoft games on all platforms.
Player’s will be happy to learn that this is a free service, and you can access it on PC, via the mobile app, or directly through your games, building on and replacing the infrastructure of Uplay and Ubisoft Club. To make use of the service all you need is a Ubisoft account, which most gamers in the world will have probably signed up for at some point.
Sadly, the progression across all devices is currently limited to Ubisoft’s newest or upcoming games, with the battle royale Hyper Scape, Viking-flavoured Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Breath of the Wild-aping Immortals Fenyx Rising and extreme sports title Riders Republic the first games to benefit from it.
Besides the cross-save functionality you can access your stats at any time to compare your progression with your friends, see highlights of your best performances, and even get personalised tips to help you become a better player.
You’ll also continue to benefit from the benefits of Uplay like the huge back catalogue of free rewards across their back catalogue, including legendary weapons, character outfits, emotes and consumables. All of them can be purchased with Ubisoft Units that you gain from progressing in games or by levelling up in Ubisoft Connect.
Ubisoft are set for a big winter in 2020, with mega-hitters like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion and Immortals Fenyx Rising likely to make up a huge portion of the games sold in the coming months. Ubisoft Connect will at least make it easier for those hopping from old platforms to new for some of those games, and hopefully we might see it roll out to more Ubisoft titles in the future.