Ubisoft gives away free games to help people stay at home

Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Ubisoft has donated millions of dollars to help fight coronavirus globally.
  • The company is also giving away free games to help in social isolation.
  • Rayman Legends is the free title, but more are expected.
  • The promotion seems like it's going to go on until the end of April.

The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the globe and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight. Today, Ubisoft announced a month-long series of offers, trials, and discounts as part of the global efforts to support people staying at home. According to the company, "this initiative provides people opportunities to have fun with family and socialize with friends even as they practice social distancing from the safety of their homes."

You can view all of the free offers on Ubisoft's website. The program kicks off with Rayman Legends that features local co-op. It'll be free from March 31 to April 3. More trials and offers, including popular franchises like Assassin's Creed and Just Dance, will be announced in the coming month.

Ubisoft is also working with the game community to help combat coronavirus and support those affected. On March 28, the company took part in a Twitch Stream Aid. The company pledged $150,000 to the fund alone, and have since given $2.8 million globally.

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Experience said the following.

During these unprecedented times, video games have a role to play in bringing people around the world joy, comfort, and togetherness. We hope that this initiative and those we're seeing from the video game community will encourage people to play their part and play at home.

Hopefully, everyone will stay at home as much as they can during these trying times. Together, we'll overcome this too.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.