Ubisoft has chosen to leave The Division 2 off Steam and will take the launch to the Epic Games Store. Even with the launch marked off the Valve platform, the French developer will honor who bought the game there during its pre-sale.
“We are confident in Epic to offer a quiet journey for our fans, from the pre-sale of the game and our beta, to the launch of The Division 2 on March 15″, commented Chris Early, vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft. “Epic continues to revolutionize the video game industry, and its third-party digital distribution model is the latest example and something Ubisoft wants to support”, adds the executive.
The curious thing is that the game was listed inside Steam, but the page has been removed from the Valve store. In addition to The Division 2, Epic has said it is working with the developer to launch more games this year, within its online payment platform.
Another game that has not yet been released, but is inside Steam, is Far Cry: New Dawn. Games already released, such as Far Cry 5 and some Assassin’s Creed, will continue there – until Ubisoft changes its mind.
The Division 2 will be the first large-scale game to arrive at the Epic Games Store, which was launched in early December last year and delivers 88% of the game sales to developers, with 12% of the deal. A different value than Steam practices, which is about 30% of the amount paid.