Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot as soon as stated that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 being absent from Steam was “a long-term constructive”. Perhaps he meant that solely within the sense that, long-term, the game would come to Steam anyway. That’s what has occurred now. As introduced late final yr, the open world cowl shooter is now out there on Steam after a interval of Epic and Ubisoft retailer exclusivity.
The customary version is at present 70% diminished, making it simply £7.80 to grab it from Steam.
Ubisoft introduced that extra of their games would return to Steam in November 2022, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla the primary of the bunch. Roller Champions and Anno 1800 adopted, and The Division 2 is the primary of a second wave.
An Ubisoft spokesperson stated in the course of the announcement that they have been “continuously evaluating easy methods to deliver our games to totally different audiences wherever they’re.” The ‘how’ is fairly simple: you simply put the games the place they was, by placing them on Steam, earlier than Ubisoft determined they most well-liked their very own storefront and Epic’s 12% (versus Steam’s 30%) income lower.
As for The Division 2, it is massive dumb enjoyable based on Brendy’s The Division 2 assessment – “a kind of mega Snickers you possibly can solely discover within the cinema.” Also a game through which an EMP blast causes a bunch of TV screens to flicker the phrase “Truth” by digital noise. As Brendy wrote, “Wow, game accomplished made me suppose.”
I loved The Division 1 although, for its methodical cowl capturing and its PvP extraction mode. The Division 2 is a greater model of the identical system, so it is in the end a superb factor that it is lastly out there the place extra gamers may attempt it.