Thursday, 24 January, 2019

The Division 2 will not launch on Steam

The Division 2 for PC Will Not Come to Steam Launching on Epic Games Store Instead The Division 2 is choosing to launch on Epic Store instead of Steam
Katie Ramirez | 10 January, 2019, 00:30

The announcement comes as Epic Games has once again made a power move against Steam by securing the rights to sell the highly-anticipated Tom Clancy's The Division 2 in the Epic Games Store.

Epic Games" ever-popular "Support-A-Creator' program in Fortnite: Battle Royale is set to be available in Ubisoft's 'The Division 2'.

Support-A-Creator was initially released by Epic Games in Fortnite for a limited time as a way for various content creators to earn money based on community support. Publishers use Steam's developer tools to create pages and Valve reviews them and makes them live once the publisher says they are ready.

Ubisoft and Epic Games announced today The Division 2 will be released exclusively for PC through the Epic Games Store and Uplay.

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While Ubisoft didn't go into further detail on its reasoning for eschewing Steam in this case, Epic's more generous revenue-sharing scheme likely played an outsized role. In addition, the publisher revealed they will "also partner on additional select titles to be announced during the coming year". It also offers developers a generous 88% cut of revenues.

The Epic Games Store launched in early December and now offers a curated selection of PC and Mac titles. Steam, which is now the largest digital games storefront, takes about 30% of all revenues, for comparison.

The company will first offer the digital PC version of its online action-RPG The Division 2 through Epic's store when it releases on March 15th. Epic said it will "work to integrate key components of Ubisoft's Uplay and Epic's online services to provide gamers from both ecosystems with more seamless social features and interoperability". Ubisoft fully supports Epic and their third-party distribution model, which is in the long-term, beneficial for publishers both large and indie and the video games industry.

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