While that assertion from Ubisoft leaves the door open for future updates concerning the Xbox/Ubisoft partnership, Ubisoft appears to be making it fairly clear that they don’t at the moment plan to supply Game Pass subscribers entry to Ubisoft+ through a bundle deal. Those who want to entry Game Pass and Ubisoft+ will seemingly nonetheless want a subscription to every service for the foreseeable future.
What about Rainbow Six Extraction, although? If Ubisoft doesn’t intend to add Ubisoft+ entry to Game Pass Ultimate, why are they giving Game Pass customers day one entry to certainly one of their first main new releases of 2022?
Well, Ubisoft hasn’t made that a part of their plan solely clear as of the time of this writing, however it’s straightforward sufficient to make an informed guess about what this considerably shocking collection of selections actually means.
First off, there’s doesn’t appear to be a lot of a thriller concerning Ubisoft’s determination to carry Ubisoft+ to Xbox. They clearly need as many individuals as doable to give you the option to entry the service, so bringing it to Xbox makes excellent sense. The solely actual question is why it took so lengthy for them to carry the service to consoles.
So far as that goes, it’s doable that Ubisoft’s determination to carry Extraction to Game Pass on day one might have helped “sweeten the deal” for the Xbox group. While there’s been no official phrase concerning the likelihood that Extraction was used as a bargaining chip, it’s actually not exceptional for such selections to be half of a bigger settlement in a method or one other, particularly if Microsoft had any issues about including what some might see as a “rival” subscription service to their Game Pass platforms.
I’ve additionally heard that this transfer might have been prompted by issues concerning Extraction‘s projected retail performance, and while there has also been no official indication that is the case, we’ve clearly seen corporations throughout varied leisure mediums flip to streaming and subscription providers in recent times as a means to enhance a brand new launch’s publicity.