Overwatch 2 Coming to Ubisoft+, Hints of Cloud Gaming Release in Future

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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Overwatch 2 Might Soon Be Available On Cloud Gaming With Ubisoft+


Ubisoft+ is set to feature all Activision Blizzard titles following the completion of Microsoft's acquisition of the American video game company.
Ubisoft also acquired cloud streaming rights to games like Call of Duty and other titles, as part of this agreement with Microsoft.
There is a buzz across the Overwatch 2 community that there could be a possibility of the title arriving on cloud gaming somewhere down the line.

An agreement has been signed between Ubisoft and Microsoft which brings all Activision Blizzard game titles, including Overwatch 2, to Ubisoft+, which is a gaming subscription service that offers access to games across PC, Xbox, Amazon Luna, and PlayStation.

Overwatch 2 has been making a lot of noise lately with developers releasing the most significant content drop in the title's history, Season 6 Invasion, providing the community with interactive PvE story missions and other features that bolster the overall experience for players.

In the announcement, Ubisoft revealed that as part of the agreement it has acquired cloud streaming rights to games like Call of Duty and more. This has excited the community who now look forward to the plausible arrival of Overwatch 2 to cloud gaming.

Overwatch 2 Coming to Ubisoft+ Along With Other Activision Blizzard Game Titles

Ubisoft has cracked a deal with Microsoft, bringing the entire catalog of Activision Blizzard's games to the gaming subscription service Ubisoft+ like Overwatch 2, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, and more, but only after Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is complete.

Additionally, all new titles released by the American video game company for the next 15 years will also be added to Ubisoft+, after completion of the acquisition.

Furthermore, Ubisoft has also acquired cloud streaming rights to games like Call of Duty and more, allowing it to license these titles to cloud gaming companies, service providers, and console makers.

This particular point has roused a wave of interest, celebration, and speculation across the Overwatch 2 community, who expect the title to soon make its official debut on cloud gaming.

There are a few cloud gaming services that offer Overwatch 2 as a playable title like Boosteroid, Shadow, Airgpu, and more, but it is unclear if they have an official partnership in place with Activision Blizzard.

It is also the only point that has them excited about this partnership as Overwatch 2 is already a free-to-play game available across Battle.net and Steam, not making it a worthy deal for them to subscribe to Ubisoft+.

On the other hand, players that like to dabble in other games will surely be excited to go for this subscription once the titles are added to it. If Overwatch 2 is added to cloud gaming down the line, that will be a free bonus for them.

Overwatch 2 Might Soon Be Avilable On Cloud Gaming

Chris Early - Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Ubisoft, says "We’re dedicated to delivering amazing experiences to our players wherever they choose to play. Over the past 15 years we’ve built and honed our online services and distribution ecosystem into one of the most complete in the industry. Today’s deal gives players even more opportunities to access and enjoy some of the biggest brands in gaming."

Overwatch 2 is definitely not a light game to run, unlike other popular online multiplayer shooters. If the game gets added to the cloud, it will be accessible to a wider audience across a multitude of devices, introducing more payers due to fewer hardware barriers.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.