Upcoming Ubisoft Collector’s Editions Will be Digital on Xbox While PlayStation Will Be Able to Choose Physical or Digital
Ubisoft did not state if this decision will be permanent and if this will apply to every Collector's Edition moving forward.
For some reason, Ubisoft has changed how purchasers of some of their collecter editions will play the game they purchased. The publisher has announced some changes that are coming to those who pre-ordered the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, or Watch Dogs: Legion Collector’s Editions.
Those who pre-ordered on Xbox consoles will now receive a digital key that they can redeem rather than a physical disk. Those who pre-ordered on PlayStation will be able to choose between a digital code or a physical disk. It was not stated if this would only be for these three upcoming games or if this would be for every Ubisoft Collector’s Edition moving forward.
Ubisoft did not state why such changes were made and the decision is quite puzzling. As of late, I have got back into buying physical editions of games so they can look neat on my bookshelf and I have some physical object I can look that signifies my growing collection of games. On top of that, I know that there are many people out there who refuse to buy a digital copy. I am willing to bet that Ubisoft just lost out on plenty of Collector Edition buyers on Xbox because of this decision.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to release on November 17 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Far Cry 6 is set to release on February 18 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Watch Dogs: Legion is set to release on October 29 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.