Ubisoft stopped releasing their games by way of Steam again in 2019, beginning with The Division 2. The Tom Clancy shoot-to-looter was as a substitute launched by way of Ubisoft’s personal digital storefront and by way of the Epic Games Store. It’ll lastly arrive on Steam subsequent month on January twelfth, as a part of Ubisoft’s broader shift again to Valve’s storefront.
The Division 2’s Steam page is live now, although there isn’t any info on it but about what Steam linked options it’d help.
Ubisoft introduced final month that their games would return to Steam starting with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on December sixth and following with Anno 1800 and Roller Champions shortly thereafter. At the time, a Ubisoft spokesperson stated that the change was as a result of they have been “always evaluating the best way to convey our games to totally different audiences wherever they’re.”
During an earnings name again in 2019, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated The Division 2 ditching Steam was “a long-term optimistic”. I think about a part of the rationale for that perception was that Epic’s retailer takes a 12% minimize of income versus Steam’s 30%. Now that the launch interval for these games is lengthy since over, I think about hoovering up any straggling would-be patrons on Steam makes monetary sense, decrease income minimize or not.
In his The Division 2 overview, Brendy (RPS in peace) discovered it concurrently vapid hogwash and a moreish, rock-solid shooter. He additionally preferred it greater than the primary game, which was already a satisfying and brainless solution to go the time. If you solely play games which can be on Steam and you actually like blind-firing from behind low partitions, then January twelfth is like second Christmas.