Ubisoft Offers One Free New Game with Eligible Purchase

Subject: General Tech | November 26, 2016 - 06:49 PM |
Tagged: pc gaming, ubisoft, ea, bethesda

The Ubisoft store is offering the standard edition of either The Division, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Rainbow Six: Siege, or Far Cry Primal when you purchase (or pre-order) another, participating title. These other games aren’t just from Ubisoft, though. They also include new releases from EA, Bethesda, and SquareEnix, such as Battlefield 1 (which still requires Origin) and Skyrim: Special Edition.

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This is interesting for two reasons. First, and most obvious, if you really want one of the four titles and one of the applicable ones, then it might be cheaper than buying them individually (although you should check for sales elsewhere first).

The second point regards how the various publishers are handling Steam’s dominance in the PC space. EA is now even participating their titles, which are not available on Valve’s service, in promotions from stores owned by other competitors. Meanwhile, it seems like Bethesda is happy putting their stock wherever, and they will even discount games by a third or a half if it aligns with a big Steam Sale. Then we get Ubisoft, who has their own store, but also lists on Steam and does fairly good sales there, too.

Anyway, the sale is running until the 27th. As I said earlier, though, be sure that any combination of game that interests you is actually cheaper than their respective sale price at competing stores before buying.

Source: Ubisoft

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November 27, 2016 | 03:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Looks like USA & CA only. Accessing from EU results in 404.

November 27, 2016 | 06:48 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Try https://www.ubisoft.com/en-GB/ or whatever is appropriate.  I am unsure if it is a global deal however.

November 27, 2016 | 03:47 AM - Posted by wangpatan (not verified)

404 in south-east Asia too.

November 27, 2016 | 03:50 AM - Posted by razor2 (not verified)

They should just join forces and make one store, Steam is too big now.

November 27, 2016 | 06:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

And make a monopoly? You don't know what you're asking for.

They are already big enough, i don't want PC market to be like consoles, ever.

November 27, 2016 | 07:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The link doesn't work here, but if i access the store main page the promo is there, if it's the same for you guys just do the same.

November 27, 2016 | 08:44 AM - Posted by Fourty7

I'm not one to vote for Steam, but on the Ubisoft store page Watchdogs 2 was $119 CAD, vs $79 CAD on Steam!? Not to mention almost every game is 40%+ off on Steam at the moment... Maybe the price difference isn't as bad for USD but it seems an obvious choice to anyone.

Not trying to rag on your post Scott just honest opinion. ;(

*edit* I jumped to conclusions not realizing the product on the Ubi page was the "Gold Edition" which is also $119 on Steam, sorry! (delete my post if possible)

November 27, 2016 | 12:50 PM - Posted by Luthair

I've never been a big fan of steam personally, but there is no way I'm dealing with more than one of these services. I already ended up on steam by default, I have games there, if you aren't going to sell your titles on the site that's fine I won't be buying them.

Much like Netflix, if your content isn't available I won't bother. Though Netflix mostly sucks due to the glut of entirely awful originals so who knows what the future may hold.

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