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The Division 2

The Division 2 Won’ Release On Steam

The Division 2 Won’ Release On Steam

Ubisoft’s The Division 2 will release on Epic Games Store, as well as be sold directly through uPlay. As reported by Polygon here is what Ubisoft had to say about The Division 2 and Steam:

“We have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Steam.”

Ouch, it seems that Ubisoft really liked that 8% extra revenue offered by Epic Games Store, and it gives us perspective about who is the star in the business, is no about Steam, or Xbox Game Pass, is about the developers and players, that’s what is important.

“While the initial wave of games exclusive to Epic’s store were of the indie variety, The Division 2 marks the first big-budget release to remove its listing from Steam and go Epic-exclusive. The game will still operate via Ubisoft’s uPlay launcher as well as be sold directly through uPlay. While Valve recently adjusted Steam’s revenue sharing for big releases to offer an 80% share, Ubisoft must have decided that the additional 8% offered by Epic was worth eschewing the exposure provided by Steam.

Ubisoft did not say if the game would be sold via other outlets. The first Division game, as well as all other Ubisoft PC titles that run on uPlay, have been available for sale from a seemingly endless number of third-party retailers like Amazon, Humble Bundle, Fanatical, and more. The Division 2 is still being openly listed for sale on Humble Bundle and other digital storefronts as of this writing.”

Back in December Epic Games Store launched with an attempt to bring as many developers as possible their strategy is to give 88% of revenue to creators and it seems that is working as Ubisoft’s The Division 2 marks the first AAA title to turn their back to Steam in order to release in a Epic Games Store.

Read the full article at – ShackNews.

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