In a surprising move that has sent shockwaves throughout the gaming community, Ubisoft’s CEO, Phil Tremblay, has announced a major shift in the way players will access and own games. In a recent statement, Tremblay revealed that gamers will no […]
In a surprising move that has sent shockwaves throughout the gaming community, Ubisoft’s CEO, Phil Tremblay, has announced a major shift in the way players will access and own games. In a recent statement, Tremblay revealed that gamers will no longer possess the games they purchase in digital format through distribution services. This declaration has sparked widespread reactions among players and has raised questions about the concept of ownership in the realm of digital games.
Tremblay emphasized that consumers have already become accustomed to not owning physical copies of music CDs or movie DVDs, with the rise of streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix. He stated that it is time for players to adjust to the reality that they will no longer own their games.
Although this statement has generated negative feedback, Ubisoft has wasted no time in announcing changes to its subscription services. The company will now offer two subscription tiers: Ubisoft+ Classics and Ubisoft+ Premium. Ubisoft+ Classics provides access to a catalog of over 50 games, excluding the latest titles and expansions. The monthly subscription for this version is priced at 7.99 euros. On the other hand, Ubisoft+ Premium offers a catalog of over 100 games, including the latest titles and all associated add-ons and expansions. The monthly subscription for Ubisoft+ Premium is set at 17.99 euros.
While many players have been caught off guard by this change in approach, sales analyses in the video game industry consistently indicate its steady growth, while physical game sales continue to decline.