Last month, Ubisoft revealed it would be integrating its long-running Uplay and the Ubisoft Club services into one totally free uber-service, called Ubisoft Connect; with the arrival of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the service (with its flagship cross-play and cross-progression features) is now in complete swing, and, in case it wasn’t clear offered Ubisoft’s previous ambiguity, cross-progression isn’t restricted to a single console family, however works throughout all platforms – with caveats.Cross-progression beyond a single platform ecosystem isn’t a new thing, naturally-the likes of Fortnite and Minecraft have been using the function for rather a long time -however it’s usually restricted to video games with significant multiplayer components. That makes Ubisoft’s application rather unusual insofar as it also enables gamers to resume their conserves somewhere else for stretching single-player-focussed offerings such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.There are, however, certain restrictions as to what can and can’t follow on your cross-platform adventures, which Ubisoft has now detailed more thoroughly in a freshly launched FAQ. The brief of it is that while development can carry from Xbox to PlayStation or PlayStation to PC(or any other permutation of platform hop), paid content purchased on one system mainly won’t follow to another beyond the very same console family. This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only show it if you
however will require to be repurchased on other platforms. Products dependant on the Season Pass will be gotten rid of from your stock when playing an existing conserve on a different platform, but will be brought back when returning to the platform of original purchase.Similarly, Valhalla’s exceptional currency, Helix Credits, can just be used on the exact same platform (consisting of those in the same console household) they were bought on. Any cosmetic products purchased using Helix Credits will be available on all platforms, and that will be real for all in-game currency and products obtained during play too.It’s not quite seamless then, however the capability to resume a conserve on any supported platform, even with caveats, is really definitely a welcome one, especially as Ubisoft has actually currently verified the feature is likely to be the norm for its newest releases, including Hyper Scape, Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Riders Republic. Hopefully it will not be long before other publishers follow fit.