The Division 2 Is Launching on Epic Games Store, Not Steam

The Division 2

The Division 2

The Ubisoft-Epic partnership is also notable because it's a direct blow to Valve's Steam marketplace, which has always been the dominant storefront in the PC gaming space.

The Division 2's Steam page is still active although you can not pre-order the game through it. Alongside selling the title on the Epic Games Store, Ubisoft will offer it (and future PC titles) on the Ubisoft Store. If The Division 2 hypothetically drove $50 million in revenue on Steam - the highest sales tier that's most favorable to the developer - Ubisoft would still have to give 20 percent to Valve.

Though The Division 2 previously had an info page listed on Steam, Ubisoft confirmed to numerous press outlets that "we have no plans now on releasing Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam". As reported by Polygon, the semi-exclusive deal will begin in March with the launch of The Division 2. The Epic Games Store in particular has managed to snag itself a monumental win, as a new partnership with Ubisoft will see The Division 2 snub Steam entirely in favour of the new platform. As Black Ops 4 moved over the Battle.Net alongside Destiny 2, it has been proven that PC gamers are willing to buy games outside of Valve's network.

"As long-time fans and partners of Ubisoft, we're thrilled to bring a range of awesome Ubisoft games to the Epic Games store", said Epic CEO Tim Sweeney.

This new partnership doesn't mean Ubisoft is totally abandoning Steam. It also offers developers a generous 88% cut of revenues. Additionally, Ubisoft says it is working with Epic to integrate its Uplay digital rights management software with Epic's online services. '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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