The Epic Games Store vs. Valve (vs. Discord vs. GOG, we suppose) showdown just got a bit more interesting.
Readers will recall that in December, Fortnite and Unreal developer Epic Games announced the launch of the Epic Games Store, a Steam competitor that distributes games across companies, platforms, and engines, with a much more lucrative profit split for studios, 88%/12%, meaning devs keep 88% of the sales, compared to the 65% offered by Steam. The announcement was followed up by a revelation from Rebel Galaxy devs, who clarified that part of the Epic Games signing deal requires the games to stay exclusive to Epic’s platform for a year.
That brings us to today, when Ubisoft apparently nuked the Steam landing page for The Division 2. The company has since confirmed to Variety and other publications that it’s struck a deal with Epic to release the game exclusively on the Epic Games storefront, meaning it won’t be on Steam. And that’s not just temporary while; the studio told multiple outlets, “We have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Steam.” The game will, however, still be available on Ubisoft’s own website, and the company has plans to bring other titles to Epic as well.
The Division is subtracted from Steam https://t.co/9SHKtKNcc8
— Fauxtaku (@Fauxtaku) January 9, 2019