Ubisoft enters digital distribution market and offers games for $1
As more and more companies begin to recognize the decline of physical media, the migration to the digital space is becoming apparent. Yesterday revealed one of GameStop’s latest angles, but today we have Ubisoft taking its Uplay service and make it a distribution platform. Previously, the service was more of a reward structure for Ubisoft loyal. Now it can be used to download games on PC.
This service will help unify all of Ubisoft’s game data across platforms, while providing PC gamers “an integrated shop, the direct purchase and download of games, a friends list and chat system”. Oh, and probably an additional layer DRM, which they haven’t been the best at utilizing in the past. Whether it will be able to compete with Steam, Origin, or any of the other digital distribution platforms competently has yet to be proven.
There are a number of Uplay titles on sale right now. Head to the official site to download the client. If you dare.