Many a gamer will be picking up Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II today (see Andrew Pfister’s review to see if it’s worth your green), but what you might not know is that when you do buy the game, you’ll also be given access to Ubisoft’s new Uplay service.
Uplay, which will be incorporated into every Ubisoft title going forward, is essentially an in-game network that tracks your progress and achievements within Ubisoft games, and rewards you with points that can then be used to unlock free content/items. For instance, completing the training sequence and re-entering the Animus in ACII with net you 30 Uplay points. You can then use those points to pick up additional throwing knives to use in the game or to download an ACII dashboard theme. You can also use the points to access content for other supported games as well.
The service will also include exclusive media, tutorials, news, and the ability to track your friends’ achievements similar to the console-based friend-tracking services that are currently available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Ushop will include all available downloadable content for all Uplay supported games. The whole Uplay service is still in beta at this point, so keep that in mind when/if you try it out.
Anyone signed up for/tested out Uplay yet? Have you unlocked anything of note at this point?