Ubisoft's 30th Anniversary may have been running below your personal radar, but for the last few months their devotees have been enjoying the fruits of the publisher's largess; namely, some great free games. On Wednesday the offer will rotate again, from driving title The Crew to Beyond Good & Evil, which everyone will be able to claim at no cost through their UPlay account.
Club Ubisoft's Ubi30 offer from began in June with Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and followed up strongly with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Rayman: Origins, all classics in their own right. September saw The Crew included in the promotion, the most recently released title thus far featured, and if you're hankering for a driving sim it will continue to be available until it's replaced on Wednesday.
A far cry from The Crew, Beyond Good & Evil was released in 2003 as part of the Playstation 2 era of console titles. Strictly classed as an action-adventure title, it drew praise due to its storytelling and visual style which were relatively uncommon for a Western title at the time. It was a risk for Ubisoft which didn't pay off; despite a cult following and unique appeal the game didn't make much headway in a market dominate by franchise releases.
The lack of commercial success hasn't quelled growing demand for a sequel. A new installment of Beyond Good & Evil has been rumoured for years, but next-generation console hardware has come and gone without official word. Perhaps this is the first step in a much larger reveal to come?
You can pick up Beyond Good & Evil free at Club Ubisoft from Wednesday 12th October. Meanwhile, The Crew is still available for free from the same sources.