What is cross-progression?
Cross-progression is a feature that allows you to carry your save data from one platform to the next. Linking your Ubisoft account to any other account will allow progression to be retained for most Ubisoft games.
What is cross-play?
Cross-play is a feature that allows you to connect online and play with your friends regardless of what platform is used. Most Ubisoft games with a multiplayer functionality aim to support this feature.
This is a step in the right direction. I know we’ll never get to the future where you simply buy the game and play it in whatever ecosystem you want (although with EA Play and Ubisoft’s own Play program this is technically now possible), but having my progression carry over from device to device is fantastic.
Yeah, while cross-progression is AMAZING, that also means that I would have to buy the same game twice to benefit from it. I would love to game on my Xbox and resume playing on my Switch using the same save, though.
Cross-play on the other hand is awesome right off the bat! And cross-play across every new game from such a big publisher as Ubisoft is definitely a megaton.
I think what this does accomplish is it allows people to move between platforms easier. For example, if you buy the game on Xbox but then subscribe to Uplay on the PC later on, you can pick up where you left off. That matters for their time-sinks.
Conversely, if Uplay ever came to Xbox or any of these games went into Game Pass, it makes the proposition of a Playstation gamer trying the Xbox ecosystem a bit better. I hope all 3rd party devs do this. Personally speaking, losing my progression is even worse than paying for a game again. Especially if I’ve spent 40 hours in the game, it’s months after launch and those games are sold cheap.
UPlay+ is $15 on PC. I would take UPlay+ on Xbox for $20 a month outside of Game Pass as I would use it for the games in which I only have interest in playing the base game as it would be cheaper than buying and trading in.
This is amazing news and I hope all big publishers follow suit!
Ooo Very good question. I was wondering the same thing. Like if you play on PC and do stuff that would unlock Achievements/Trophies, are they gonna pop if you play on console? Wonder how they’re gonna do that.