While Ubisoft’s previous titles were not exclusive on UPLAY and found their way on Valve’s store, it appears that – starting with The Division 2 – a select number of its upcoming titles will come out exclusively on Epic’s new digital store and Ubisoft’s own store.
Ubisoft announced today the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be available on both Epic’s store and UPLAY, and will not be coming out on Steam. Ubisoft claimed that it has signed a new deal with Epic Games, something that could prevent the French company from releasing its title simultaneously on both Steam and Epic’s store.
We don’t know whether this is timed-exclusive deal, similarly to what we’ve seen with other games lately, and whether The Division 2 will find its way on Steam post-launch.
Chris Early, vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft, said:
“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch… 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.”