Posted By Austin Yorski about 9 months ago
The digital distribution space just got a little bit more competitive. In addition to Steam, Origin, Good Old Games, and the online storefronts of various console manufacturers, Ubisoft has officially launched Uplay PC for all your digital game needs. Of course, the newly opened platform is pretty much publisher-exclusive right now, but will presumably add to its library going forward. Free-to-play games will likely be prominent on the service as well, judging from the recent F2P announcements from the French company.
To celebrate, select Ubisoft titles will be on sale for a mere $1 during Gamescom. This promotion includes games like Driver: San Francisco and From Dust, as well as some less desirable experiences. In addition, series like Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed are the subject of ongoing daily deals, which offer as much as 75% off.
Uplay PC also differentiates itself from the previous Ubisoft Store client by integrating social features such as friends lists and achievements. A less desirable “feature” is the company’s notorious DRM, which will require various log-ins and constant internet connections, depending on the game. This may be unfortunately timed, given the massive security flaw recently exposed in the Uplay client. Said issue may have been patched, but it’s always important to note such things before giving another company your credit card information.
You can see the official video description of Uplay PC right here.