Ubisoft has announced Ubisoft Connect, a new player service that combines and extends its two existing digital services: Uplay and Ubisoft Club. Players will be able to track their progress in any Ubisoft game while earning exclusive rewards through its loyalty program. Ubisoft Connect is a new “universal interface” which will be available on all platforms and will work with all Ubisoft games from Watch Dogs: Legion. With the push of a button, gamers will be able to view an updated in-game overlay on PC and consoles that includes all of your standard overlay toolkits. Track your activity, see which friends are online, and connect with the community. of a game. Ubisoft Connect will also provide “Smart Intel”, a feature that provides game tips and videos based on a player’s gaming activities. Much like the new in-game help feature in the PS5 UI. Ubisoft Connect Screenshots A points-based rewards service is also included where players can complete limited-time and community challenges to win rewards, then redeem the points earned for exclusive digital products. These can be cosmetics like skins or weapons or also XP buffs Ubisoft tells Esports Ray that the rewards program is very popular in live games like Rainbow Six: Siege but the experience of rewards will be brought in. to solo matters like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, and more. Thus, gamers can also earn exclusive cosmetics through Ubisoft Connect in these games. Ubisoft Connect will also fully embrace the cross-platform features, including full cross-progression, cross-platform friend list, stats and leaderboards. Perotti, vice president of online services, says Ubisoft Connect is intended to unify Ubisoft’s full gamer services into a single global experience that will be delivered across all Ubisoft games on all platforms. , the most exciting part will probably be related to the rewards, which can be earned by completing challenges through Ubisoft Connect on all Ubisoft games. Perotti says that in the past the systems for earning rewards were “rigid” and that with Ubisoft Connect the process should be smoother. Perotti said that in a game like Rainbow Six, for example, there is a certain number of accomplishments that will eventually be completed. With Ubisoft Connect, developers can regularly introduce new challenges for players who could complete all of the challenges in a single title. When asked if Ubisoft had designed its interface to not clash with existing overlays, the director Ubisoft Connect creative Charles Huteau said of course we have taken into account all the other interfaces you may have on other platforms. What was essential for us was not to compete with these interfaces, but to bring something that goes hand in hand and gives you additional content that only Ubisoft can bring you. At launch, Ubisoft will unlock over 1,000 free legacy Ubisoft Club rewards for all players. that more rewards can be introduced through Ubisoft Connect. Ubisoft Connect will be available on Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch and it will be released on October 29 with Watch Dogs: Legion. Matt TM Kim is a reporter for Esports Ray.