Ubisoft permits transferring Stadia buys to PC

If you’ve bought Ubisoft titles on the cloud gaming platform, you’ll be able to transfer those buys to PC at some point in the future, Ubisoft confirmed.

“While Stadia will shut down on January 18th, 2023, we’re happy to share that we’re currently working on getting the games you possess on Stadia to PC through Ubisoft Connect,” Ubisoft senior corporate communications manager Jessica Roache said in a statement. “We’ll have more to share regarding specific details and the impact for Ubisoft+ subscribers later.”

Players who may have invested in Ubisoft’s games on Stadia will be able to play them again on their PC down the line. Some individuals may have bought a game on Stadia because they could play without a souped-up PC, so you may have to upgrade your PC hardware to play it once you transfer it. But, again, it’s unclear, so it’s this time if you’ll be able to bring over your savings and progress.

Google has already shut down commerce on the Stadia Store, so you won’t be able to buy a Ubisoft game now so that you can redeem it on PC later. However, Google will refund all software purchased on the Stadia Store, so if you previously bought Ubisoft games on Stadia, you’ll be getting your money back.

Ubisoft will continue to invest in cloud gaming, despite Stadia’s discontinuation. “We believe in the power of streaming and cloud gaming and will continue to push the boundaries on bringing amazing experiences to our players, wherever they are,” Roache said.

If you bought a Ubisoft game on the soon-to-be-discontinued cloud gaming platform, you’d be able to get a copy on PC. Ubi Soft started importing creations from abroad for distribution in France, with 1987 releases including Elite Software’s Ikari Warriors and Commando, the former of which sold 15,000 copies by January 1987. In 1988, Yves Guillemot was appointed Ubi Soft’s chief executive officer.

Ubi Soft initially worked out of offices in Paris, driving to Créteil by June 1986. The brothers employed the chateau in Brittany as the preliminary space for development, expecting the setting would lure developers and have a better way to handle the expectations of their developers. Games broadcasted by Ubi Soft in 1986 include Fer et Flamme, Zombi, Ciné Clap, Masque, and Graphic City, a sprite editing schedule. Zombi had sold 5,000 copies by January 1987. Ubi Soft also penetrated distribution partnerships for the game to be released in West Germany and Spain.