Ubisoft Introduces "Uplay" Rewards
We all know about Trophies and Achievements but Ubisoft has decided to embrace the concept and take it one step further.
They've lifted the lid on their brand new Uplay Rewards Program, which gives you a lot more incentive to tackle some of the more difficult tasks in any given game. The first two titles to support this rewards program will be the freshly released Assassin's Creed II and the upcoming Splinter Cell: Conviction, so get ready to buckle down and accept the challenges! If you are successful, you will receive a certain number of points that you can redeem for all sorts of cool stuff; see, you can actually go shopping with those points. Granted, it's all virtual stuff - no saving up your points for a free PlayStation 3, or something - but it's still pretty damn cool. You can redeem your accumulated points for prizes like exclusive maps, character outfits, themes, wallpapers, special content, and even extra usable items. For instance, in the promotional video at the official site (follow the previous link), you will see Throwing Knives for ACII. You can nab 'em for 20 "U" points and really, this is only the beginning and the possibilities are almost limitless. Of course, this is restricted to Ubisoft titles but don't be surprised to see similar programs from other publishers if this proves to be successful. And we think it will be...
Trophies and Achievements are neat and all but all you really get is a little symbol on your machine. This? Well, it's a whole new approach, and we like it. By the way, in case you're all wondering, I am currently playing ACII so be on the lookout for the in-depth review later on Thursday.
11/17/2009 9:03:15 PM Ben Dutka