Epic Game Stores just accomplished its first significant achievement over the Steam platform. According to a recent report, Ubisoft will roll out its The Division 2 video game on Epic Game Store instead of Steam.
When The Division 2 would come out in March 2019, Ubisoft’s online action-RPG will be available in digital format on Epic Games Store, the new online games platform developed by Epic Games, the devs behind many successful titles such as Fortnite: Battle Royale, as a competitor to the Valve’s popular Steam platform.
At the moment, the fans of the Ubisoft’s series can pre-order The Division 2 from Epic Games Store. Also, Epic Games Store would be the only third-party digital store to sell The Division 2, besides the Ubisoft’s own storefront platform. The deal between Epic and Ubisoft is of great significance as it represents a direct blow to Valve’s Steam platform.
Ubisoft’s “The Division 2” To Roll Out on Epic Games Store Instead of Steam
“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch,” stated Chris Early, the vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft. “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.”
Epic Games Store has already accomplished a few critical partnerships besides this recent one with Ubisoft. Accordingly, indie publishers like Annapurna Interactive (What Remains of Edith Finch, Journey) and Team Meat (Super Meat Boy) have already signed deals with Epic Games Store.
Besides The Division 2, which would roll out in March this year, Ubisoft announced that it would sell other titles on Epic Games Store in 2019, as well. However, they did not inform if those would be exclusively launched on the Epic store. If so, it would be a significant blow to Steam.
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