Ubisoft collector’s editions on Xbox One, Series X gained’t embrace disc copies

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The collector’s version packages for 3 of Ubisoft’s largest upcoming video games will not include the sport on a bodily disc for U.Ok.-based prospects — on Xbox, that’s. The PlayStation variations will nonetheless embrace disc copies.

“Pre-orders for Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and Watch Dogs: Legion for Xbox will obtain a digital key to redeem, as an alternative of a bodily disc,” reads a post on Ubisoft’s U.K. support site.

“Collector’s Editions for PlayStation will receive physical game discs,” it continues.

Since a online game collector’s version is usually seen as a strategy to get one’s palms on a wealth of bodily goodies, the concept such a bundle gained’t include a bodily copy of the sport could also be puzzling to a number of, properly, collectors. Add within the excessive price tag of bundles like these — those for Valhalla and Far Cry 6 will run you $199.99, whereas Legion’s is about at a thrifty $189.99 — and that confusion can rise to anger and disappointment.

Many followers could have already got pre-ordered Watch Dogs: Legion, which is scheduled to be launched Oct. 29. Likewise for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is about to debut Nov. 17. Far Cry 6, whereas considerably additional out, additionally has a concrete launch date of Feb. 18, 2021. All three video games are coming to Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Polygon has reached out to Ubisoft to ask why Ubisoft has made this alteration on Xbox and never PlayStation. We’ll replace this story with any data we obtain.

Update: A Ubisoft consultant clarified to Polygon that this alteration doesn’t apply for purchasers in North America; in that area, Ubisoft’s collector’s editions will nonetheless embrace a bodily disc copy of the sport on all platforms. We’ve edited the article to mirror this.

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