Ubisoft's Play Together Apart games see nine million downloads

Ubisoft's Play Together Apart games see nine million downloads

The games offered by Ubisoft as part of its Play Together Apart campaign were downloaded nine million times.

As reported by GamesRadar+, the initiative began in April, and it ran into early May. The French publishing giant made three of its games free to encourage people to stay home and stay safe during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Assassin's Creed 2, Rayman Legends and Child of Light were made available to all players on PC.

Ubisoft is not the only company to offer free games during the outbreak, UK video games trade body Ukie launched a campaign – Games for Carers – to thank NHS workers. A new website has over 85,000 games available for frontline staff.

Currently, Ubisoft is one of many companies that has its staff working from home. However, the French firm has claimed its "preparing our teams for a gradual return to our offices and studios, and taking special precautions to make sure that team members who are returning to the office can do so safely."

Recently, Ubisoft revealed that 11 of its current generation titles – including multiple AC games – have sold 10 million copies. Furthermore, it is holding a digital event dubbed Ubisoft Forward to give exclusive games news and reveals.

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