What could have been a Ubisoft blockbuster announcement at E3 2019 has supposedly leaked, according to VG247.
Spotted by members of the Resetera forum, a listing for a new streaming service was briefly brought online before swiftly taken down. This listing also appeared on the Ubisoft Store on a page exclusively for subscription services, which has since been taken down.
Unusual to say the least, as the publisher currently does not offer any subscription services.
The original placeholder image spotted was for a “Premium” version of the Ubisoft Pass. The specific term used may suggest different tiers for the subscription service.
Its closest contemporary would be EA Access, which charges players a monthly fee for access to their selection of titles, as well as provide early access/trials of upcoming blockbuster releases.
Unlike Take-Two’s CEO, Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, strongly believes that streaming is the way to go for gaming and is vital.
“With time, I think streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home. There will be one more console generation and then after that, we will be streaming, all of us,” Guillemot told Variety in a 2018 interview.
Content is king when it comes to streaming, and not surprisingly, the French company has a large library of amazing games due to their long history as a publisher. Huge franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Splinter Cell, Rabbids, Watch Dogs, and many others are all part of the library.
All these remain speculation, however, and we will hopefully find out more about Ubisoft’s releases in 2019 at E3 2019, with their briefing happening on Monday, June 10, starting at 1 PM PT. Perhaps more about the Ubisoft Pass would be revealed.
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