Ubisoft is bringing chat again to the in-game overlay operate in its PC desktop app, Ubisoft Connect. Ubisoft Connect replaced the old Uplay app when open-world game Watch Dogs Legion launched final yr, and since then, the corporate has been engaged on bringing the in-game chat operate consistent with the remainder of the refreshed expertise.

A patch set to deploy Monday, May 31 will replace the Ubisoft Connect chat characteristic, which can embody some notable adjustments from the legacy model of chat. First, all presently lively one-on-one chats, and their chat histories, shall be erased. Ubisoft recommends assigning nicknames to anybody in your mates listing who likes altering their Ubisoft Connect nickname regularly.

With the brand new chat service, group chats shall be capped at 24 members, and any chat teams that presently comprise extra members than that shall be eliminated when the patch goes dwell. Your group will stick round if it has fewer than 24 members and has been lively in any respect prior to now 30 days.

Ubisoft additionally supplied some details about how chat logging shall be dealt with going ahead. With the deployment of the brand new chat service, chat histories shall be decrypted solely within the occasion of a grievance that requires detailed chat historical past to “aid us in investigations.” However, these logs will solely be saved for 3 months.

The new chat service will “enable us to quickly implement new quality of life features, additional anti-toxicity measures, and make it easier to implement on additional platforms beyond PC in the future,” Ubisoft says in the announcement.

Overlay chat gained’t be out there initially, however Ubisoft says it can roll that characteristic out within the coming weeks. “We’ll share a rollout plan for the deployment and key dates for it soon, so stay tuned to learn more,” Ubisoft says.

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