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Is Ubisoft Plus Free for PS Plus? The Ultimate Guide

The short answer is yes, Ubisoft Plus Classics is included with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium at no additional cost. This gives PS Plus members access to a curated catalog of Ubisoft games spanning their most popular franchises.

As an avid gamer and streaming fan myself, I‘ve compiled this comprehensive 2500+ word guide to give you all the details on how Ubisoft Plus works with PlayStation Plus. I‘ll provide insights into the available games, how to access the service, upcoming titles, and whether Ubisoft Plus is ultimately worth it for PS owners. Let‘s dive in!

What is Ubisoft Plus?

For those new to the service, Ubisoft Plus is Ubisoft‘s subscription platform that grants access to over 100 of their games on PC, cloud streaming, and now PlayStation. It‘s essentially Ubisoft‘s own version of Xbox Game Pass.

Subscribers get unlimited access to both new and legacy Ubisoft titles, including all DLC and expansions. Some of the major franchises available include:

  • Assassin‘s Creed
  • Far Cry
  • Tom Clancy (Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division)
  • Watch Dogs
  • For Honor
  • Brawlhalla
  • Riders Republic
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Just Dance

Ubisoft also adds new releases like Far Cry 6 to Ubisoft Plus on day one, letting subscribers play fresh titles without paying full retail price. It‘s a great way to check out their latest games.

On PC, Ubisoft Plus has two tiers:

  • PC Access – $14.99/month for access on PC only
  • Multi Access – $17.99/month for access on PC plus cloud streaming to mobile devices and Stadia

How Ubisoft Plus Integrates with PlayStation Plus

In June 2022, Ubisoft Plus Classics launched on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscriptions at no extra cost. So what is Ubisoft Plus Classics exactly?

Rather than the full 100+ game catalog, Ubisoft Plus Classics provides a curated selection of games tailored for PlayStation Plus. These are offered as part of the existing PS Plus Extra/Premium plans without raising the subscription cost.

The Ubisoft Plus Classics collection currently includes 19 games across PS4 and PS5:

Franchise Games
Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla, Origins, Syndicate, Odyssey
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Far Cry 4
Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege, Ghost Recon Wildlands
Watch Dogs Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2
Trials Rising, Trials of the Blood Dragon
Ubisoft Classics Rayman Legends, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake
Sports & Racing Steep, The Crew 2
RPG & Adventure South Park: The Fractured But Whole, For Honor
Arcade Brawlhalla

This covers many of Ubisoft‘s core franchises while offering a diversity of gameplay genres for PlayStation owners.

To access these games, you simply need an active PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium membership, which currently start at $14.99/month. As long as your membership is active, you can download and play any of the Ubisoft Plus Classics catalog at no extra cost.

Importantly, the full Ubisoft Plus subscription with the complete PC catalog has not yet been announced for PlayStation. The Classics offering is a limited, curated version for now. But we may see the full library come to PS4/PS5 down the road.

What‘s Coming Soon to Ubisoft Plus on PlayStation?

While no official announcements have been made yet, Ubisoft has several major games coming in 2023 that seem primed for addition to the Ubisoft Plus Classics catalog:

  • Assassin‘s Creed Mirage – The next Assassin‘s Creed returns to the series‘ roots with a Baghdad setting and renewed focus on stealth gameplay. As a big new release, I expect it will likely come to Ubisoft Plus on PlayStation.
  • Skull and Bones – This pirate RPG lets you captain ships and join pirate factions in the Indian Ocean. Originally slated for 2022 but now due in March 2023, it would make a lot of sense as part of the Ubisoft Plus lineup.
  • The Settlers: New Allies – Ubisoft is rebooting the classic 90s real-time strategy franchise The Settlers, set for Fall 2023. The city building and resource management gameplay could be a great addition for PlayStation Plus members.
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – After some delays, this full remake of the 2003 classic is now targeting 2023. When it does arrive, Ubisoft may add it alongside the existing Sands of Time Remake.
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising DLC – In 2022, the mythological action game got DLC expansions called Myths of the Eastern Realm and The Lost Gods. Additional content set in Chinese and Egyptian mythology is slated for 2023 and would make strong additions to the Plus Classics lineup.

Based on Ubisoft‘s upcoming slate, these seem like the most probable candidates. Of course, we‘ll have to wait on official word from Sony and Ubisoft for which new titles make it into the Ubisoft Plus collection on PlayStation Plus. But as a long-time Ubisoft fan, I‘d bet on these 2023 releases.

How to Download Ubisoft Plus Games on PlayStation

If you‘re new to PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium, downloading the Ubisoft Plus Classics collection is straightforward:

  1. Make sure you‘re subscribed to either PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium.
  2. On your PS4 or PS5 home screen, look for the PlayStation Plus hub.
  3. Go to the Game Catalog or PlayStation Plus Classics sections.
  4. Find any Ubisoft Plus Classics game you want and select Download.
  5. The game will queue up and download onto your console‘s storage.
  6. Once downloaded, you can play the game just like any other in your library.
  7. As long as you keep an active PS Plus membership, you‘ll have ongoing access to play your downloaded Ubisoft Plus Classics.

You can install as many of the games locally as storage space allows. I recommend adding a large external SSD or hard drive if you plan to download several Ubisoft Plus Classics, especially larger titles like Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla.

The ability to play hits like Watch Dogs 2 and Rainbow Six Siege without buying them individually makes Ubisoft Plus Classics a huge value. But be mindful of storage space depending how many you plan to install.

Offline Play and Console Sharing

Once downloaded, the Ubisoft Plus Classics games can also be played offline without an internet connection. The only requirement is maintaining an active PlayStation Plus membership.

You can access your downloaded PS Plus Ubisoft games offline on a plane, at a cabin or anywhere else you adventure with your PS4 or PS5. Just be sure to check in periodically when you have internet to verify your Plus membership is still active.

One limitation is that downloads are not cross-generation – you have to install each Ubisoft Plus Classics game individually on both your PS4 and PS5. And save data does not transfer over either. So no seamless switching between consoles unfortunately.

But offline access is still handy considering some of these games offer dozens of hours of content. Nothing worse than losing your 60+ hour Valhalla save because you couldn‘t connect online!

How Often Will the Ubisoft Plus Classics Lineup Change?

Unlike the monthly PlayStation Plus Essential games that come and go, titles leave the Extra/Premium catalogs less frequently, usually staying available for a minimum of 12 months.

However, the duration of Ubisoft Plus Classics games is not yet clear. It‘s possible they may get swapped for new titles periodically. For example, Assassin‘s Creed Mirage will presumably take Valhalla‘s spot whenever it launches.

But don‘t expect dramatic month to month churn like Essential. Based on other PlayStation Plus collections, big names like Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs 2 and Rainbow Six Siege will likely remain available for quite some time.

Ubisoft seems focused on keeping the Plus Classics collection well-rounded with their most recognizable franchises across genres. So even if a few titles do get swapped out down the road, the core value will remain for PlayStation Plus members.

Could Ubisoft Plus Come to Xbox Game Pass?

At the moment, Ubisoft Plus Classics is exclusive to PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium. However, Microsoft and Ubisoft have partnered in the past to bring select Ubisoft games into Xbox Game Pass.

For example, Rainbow Six Extraction was available on Game Pass on launch day. We also saw Immortals Fenyx Rising enjoy a limited run on the service.

Given that, it‘s certainly possible we could see Microsoft work out a similar "Best of Ubisoft" collection for Game Pass, or even bring over the full Ubisoft Plus catalog.

Game Pass and PlayStation Plus seem primed to compete heavily on their game libraries. If Sony locks up exclusive access to Ubisoft Plus long term, it could be a real competitive advantage. But I wouldn‘t rule out Microsoft aiming to match or close the gap.

Is Ubisoft Plus Worth It for PS Plus Members?

For PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscribers, Ubisoft Plus Classics is a nice free added benefit. You gain access to a large chunk of Ubisoft‘s catalog without paying anything beyond your standard PS Plus membership.

However, it is a portion of Ubisoft‘s full 100+ game library on PC. Big franchises like Splinter Cell, Heroes of Might and Magic, Anno and The Division are currently missing from the Plus Classics lineup.

So if you‘re a diehard Ubisoft fan eager to play everything they offer, you may still want to subscribe directly to the full Ubisoft Plus service on PC. This gives you their entire back catalog plus new releases on day one.

But for more casual Ubisoft fans on PlayStation, the Plus Classics collection offers easy access to their most popular series like Assassin‘s Creed and Watch Dogs without any extra fees.

The value comes down to how much you‘ll actually play. Download a few favorites that will occupy you for months, and it‘s a phenomenal free addition to your Plus membership. Only dabble in a couple briefly, and you may feel better off buying only the Ubisoft games you really want.

But with major hits like Valhalla, Rainbow Six and more available at launch, Ubisoft Plus Classics adds outstanding variety to the PlayStation Plus vault. For new or casual Ubisoft fans on PS4/PS5, it‘s easily worth exploring as part of your membership.

Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy gaming.