Stadia, Google’s cloud-gaming platform, is shutting down on January 18, 2023, but Ubisoft has already formulated plans to ease that transition, with a chief one relating to owned titles—according to a recent blog post from the company regarding Stadia players’ Ubisoft games and subscriptions, Ubisoft will be giving PC versions of Ubisoft games that are owned on Stadia at no extra cost, all of which will be automatically added to libraries via Ubisoft Connect, Ubisoft’s games launcher that is said to give the best environment for all players to enjoy the company’s games.
“Ubisoft is giving you the PC versions of Ubisoft games you owned on Stadia at no extra cost, and these games will automatically be added to your library via Ubisoft Connect,” the company stated in a post dated December 20, 2022.
“Note that any virtual currency you have in your games won’t transfer from Stadia to Ubisoft Connect or any other platform, so be sure to spend it before January 18, as the items you buy on games that have cross-progression will follow you,” Ubisoft clarified.
The games and content that will be transferred to PC, which includes a handful of exceptions, can be found on this FAQ.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that all customers on Stadia, whether owners or subscribers, will receive a coupon code for one free month of GeForce NOW Priority Membership so they can continue streaming Ubisoft games across a wide variety of devices.
Phil Harrison, Vice President and General Manager, Stadia, revealed that Google would be shutting Stadia down on September 29, 2022, penning a letter that explained how the cloud-gaming service didn’t gain the traction with users that it had expected.
The company stated that it would be refunding all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, as well as all game and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia store.
Ubisoft’s biggest releases in recent times include Far Cry 6 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which received its final quests in the form of the Last Chapter update earlier this month.
An Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan, codenamed Red, is in development at Ubisoft Quebec, the developer behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.