With the launches of Ubisoft‘s latest AAA offerings, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players will be raring to spend entire weekends delving deep into these sprawling worlds. But when someone else in the family wants to use the living room TV after you’ve hogged it for so long, it always pays to be able to resume play on your PC in your room.
That’s what Ubisoft Connect, the company’s new premium game service, aims to do. First announced in October as a result of a merge between Uplay and Ubisoft Club, this service is the company’s first take on proper cross-saves for all its games across all platforms. All you need is a Ubisoft account, as well as the games
Yup, that means not just between different PlayStations or Xboxes, but literally across the entire current- and next-gen spectrum (that also includes Stadia, by the way).
However, Ubisoft Connect has one teeny, tiny limitation: you can’t bring over any purchased add-ons of any game over to another platform. A recent FAQ points out this fact, stating that any additional content, including Season Pass, as well as other microtransactions, will “not be accessible” unless you purchase it again on the other platform you plan to run the game on (thanks, Eurogamer).
That said, main game progression still remains intact, which is ultimately what matters most in this case.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.