Saturday, 23 March, 2019

The PC Version of The Division 2 Will be Bypassing Steam

The Division 2 The Division 2 is choosing to launch on Epic Store instead of Steam
Roberta Sherman | 10 January, 2019, 23:51

Epic Games initially made waves with the launch of their Game Store by ensuring developers that they'd get a much better revenue split (88-12) than they would with Steam (70-30). Since "The Division 2" is now semi-exclusive to the Epic Games Store, Ubisoft and/or Valve pulled the Steam listing shortly after today's announcement.

Since the Epic Game Store's launch, some PC gamers have expressed annoyance at being asked to manage another online store and game launcher in addition to Steam's de facto Steam standard. Furthermore, the Steam page for The Division 2 has been deleted although Ubisoft claims pre-orders on Steam would be unaffected.

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"We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch", said Chris Early, vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft.

In December past year, Fortnite and Unreal engine maker Epic launched its own digital PC game store.

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Ubisoft's The Division 2 won't be launching on Steam, but it will be available on Epic's competing platform.

And thus the Epic Games store was born, but save for one notable exclusive, it seemed as though Epic would have a long and treacherous road to hoe to establish itself.

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In fact, Ubisoft continuously released new content for the game over the course of three years, building a powerful and eager community. Additionally, Ubisoft says it is working with Epic to integrate its Uplay digital rights management software with Epic's online services. At the same time, that attention from gamers will increase the visibility of other titles on Epic's store, potentially feeding a virtuous cycle for developers who might be thinking about taking advantage of Epic's more favorable revenue sharing. In an unprecedented move on Ubisoft's part, the mega-publisher/developer announced that the PC version of the third-person RPG/shooter will only be available on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store. 'Epic continues to disrupt the video game industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support'.

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