Remembering the Star Player Program
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After months of speculation regarding it's future, Ubisoft has officially announced that the Ubisoft Star Player program is set to be discontinued with immediate effect. The news comes as another blow to community members trying to make a name for themselves in the world of content creation. For Ubisoft community members, an invitiation to The Star Player Program meant official recognition and support, early access and attending various events around the world. It was led by a special group of people within Ubisoft who went above and beyond to create amazing opportunities for fans, and its presence will be sorely missed.
Replacing The Star Player Program is The 'Ubisoft Creators Program', a new initiative which recruits members via an application process, taking into account a person's social media influence, past projects, and consistent view counts. It can be tough to gain access to the program, and the whole system seems to be focussed around providing opportunities, such as 'drops', for streamers. Of course, for former Star Players or content creators with a small audience, the new shift in structure is a disappointing one, as it may feel like Ubisoft are no longer supporting small-scale community members.
Also with the termination of The Star Player Program dies 'The Mentors Order', which was supposed to replace The Mentors Guild, another well-known community initative which was disbanded back in 2022.
It's currently unknown why Ubisoft keeps on shutting down fan services which give so much to community members, but we can only guess that it's related to finances or staffing shortages. Everyone who was involved in the Star Player Program knows how special it was, and it's a real shame that content creators making a name for themselves going forward will never know the excitement it brought and passion for gaming it generated.
Remembering The Star Players Program
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About the Author
Col is one of the UK's leading Assassin's Creed Community members, and is best known for establishing both 'The Ones Who Came Before' fan community and 'Isu_Network' content creation program.
As Team Leader for The Ones Who Came Before, Col was officially recognised by Ubisoft, becoming one the UK Assassin's Creed community ambassadors in 2016. He has attended many events after spending a decade in the AC Community, and has worked on countless projects, all of which you can find here on TOWCB website.
He is also a former Ubisoft Star Player and member of The Mentors Guild, two recognisable community programs which opened doors and took his status within the AC Community to the next level.
Colum Blackett (Col_96)