Ubisoft drops discs from UK Xbox Collector's Editions

By Sean Carey,
Update: Several TA users are also reporting that those in Europe who have pre-ordered Collector's Editions have also received messages stating they will no longer be getting physical copies with their orders.

Original Story: Xbox players in the UK will be coming up short when it comes to Collector's Editions for three of Ubisoft's biggest upcoming games. The publisher will not be bundling Collector's Editions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and Watch Dogs: Legion with physical discs, and instead will be handing out digital keys instead. PlayStation players will still receive a physical copy with their special editions.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla ~ SuperHeroArt

A support post on the Ubisoft website reveals that upcoming Collector's Editions for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox will receive a digital key instead of an actual disc. It seems that PlayStation players will not be missing out, however, as the website details that those on Sony's console will still be given a physical copy of the game to go alongside their statuettes and other goodies.

Ubisoft has clarified to Polygon that only UK based customers will be affected. Those in other regions who purchase the Collector's Edition will still receive a physical copy of the game. Unfortunately, Ubisoft has not mentioned why it's decided on the change, nor why it's only Xbox players missing out.

The cheapest of these special Collector's Editions is for Watch Dogs: Legion which comes in at a hefty £149.99 price tag. This edition is currently sold out in the UK, and it's a shame that those who have already pre-ordered it will be missing out on an actual physical copy of the game, despite stumping up a considerable sum of money.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.