Yesterday on Ubisoft Forward 2022 the first announcement of a free month of subscription to Ubisoft+, which the company gives to players almost all over the world, was made. The whole world, but not Ukraine.
When trying to activate a month of free subscription, players from Ukraine will receive the inscription “Sorry, our subscription service is not available yet in your country”. In the list of countries where Ubisoft+ is available, Ukraine is there, but with the note “*Ubisoft+ will be available to players in Ukraine again soon.” No time frame for this “again soon” has been specified.
At the same time, Ubisoft+ is available, for example, in Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban, in the middle of nowhere on the islands of Micronesia and Antarctica, in Yemen, which has been in a state of permanent civil war for 8 years. But not in Ukraine, where there are two large Ubisoft studios, one of which… was developed and supported by Uplay (previously called Ubisoft Connect). It’s a shame!
It’s a shame that it took 8 years of war, a real invasion, and thousands of lives for Ubisoft to finally separate the Ukrainian store from the Russian one and add the hryvnia. Incredible efficiency! So we’ll be waiting 8 years for the return of Ubisoft+ too?
By the way, Ubisoft’s game PR in Ukraine never appeared, everything still works from Russia, European divisions ignore requests, and Ukrainian Ubisoft refuses to help establish contact. Good job, Ubisoft Kyiv!