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UPlay may add third-party games to digital distribution service

UPlay may become like Steam and Origin.


UPlay, Ubisoft's digital distribution platform, may add third-party games to its catalogue.

UPlay, Ubisoft's digital distribution service, may add third-party games to its catalogue, according to Stephanie Perotti, Ubisoft's worldwide director for online games.

The inclusion of third-party games would allow UPlay to function like other online distribution services, such as Valve's Steam and Electronic Arts' Origin.

"Right now, we’re starting the service with our own games, but as we go forward, we plan to potentially add other titles," Perotti told MCV.

Ubisoft launched the service in 2009 alongside Assassin's Creed 2, offering players achievements and social features like friends lists and chat. At Gamescom last month, Ubisoft revealed a revamped UPlay that added digital distribution to its social features, replacing the need to download games outside of the service.

In an example of how the company plans to leverage UPlay beyond digital distribution, Ubisoft announced last week that UPlay members will receive “privilege access” to the upcoming Far Cry 3 multiplayer beta.

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