As of January, Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service will no longer be available to users, prompting many people to question what will become of the games they have already purchased through the now-defunct platform. Several game publishers, such as Bungie, IO Interactive, and CD Projekt Red, have made it possible for consumers to continue playing their games on other platforms. Ubisoft has now revealed details of its comprehensive approach.
Players have been waiting for Ubisoft to make a remark since they consider the company one of Stadia’s most important supporters. They have contributed many large and small games to the platform.
The good news is that you will still have access to most of the games you purchased on Stadia since Ubisoft provides “free” PC copies of the titles you bought that can be played through Ubisoft Connect. Those still interested in streaming their games in the United States can do it using Amazon Luna. Those located in other areas will be eligible for reimbursement. Oh, and to sweeten the deal, Ubisoft will also provide one free month of GeForce Now for the winner.
“Whether you own Ubisoft games through Stadia or want to continue cloud gaming with Ubisoft+ Multi-Access, Ubisoft will help ease the transition to other platforms. Additionally, on games that feature cross-progression through Ubisoft Connect, such as Far Cry 6 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you will be able to pick up right where you left off on Stadia. This applies to games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6.
The PC versions of any Ubisoft games you own that are playable on Stadia will be sent to you at no additional cost. They will be added to your collection of games through Ubisoft Connect immediately.
Be aware that any virtual currency accumulated in your games will not move from Stadia to Ubisoft Connect or any other platform. If you want the goods you’ve purchased on games that support cross-progression to accompany you, you’ll need to use your virtual currency before January 18.
If you subscribed to Ubisoft+ Multi-Access through Stadia, on the other hand, you would get an email with instructions on how to sign up directly via the Ubisoft+ website, as well as a voucher for one free month of Ubisoft+ access. This will be sent to you after your Stadia subscription has been activated.
Existing Ubisoft+ members in countries other than the United States will be eligible for a discount on Ubisoft+ Multi-Access for six months. They will be able to continue streaming Ubisoft+ games on Amazon Luna.
The approach that Ubisoft has devised does come with a few stipulations, as was just explained. The most important thing to note is that there is no all-encompassing method for transferring save files, and the fact that only games that already support Stadia-PC cross-progression will be able to have their saves transferred.
Only five titles (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Immortals Fenyx Rising, The Division 2, and Watch Dogs: Legion) enable cross-progression. If you purchased one of the thirty or so other games that Ubisoft put on Stadia, I guess you’re just out of luck.
A relatively tiny number of games will not move at all, one of which is Just Dance 2020 to Just Dance 2022. Oh, and by the way, virtual cash will not be carried over either; instead, Ubisoft will encourage gamers to use it up before it is removed from their accounts (because, of course, they are).
On January 18, 2023, Stadia will be taken offline permanently.