The Division 2 PC Requirements Revealed, Ubisoft Drops Steam for Epic Store

The Division 2 PC Requirements Revealed, Ubisoft Drops Steam for Epic 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.

Epic says that it'll be partnering with Epic again in future with "additional select titles" to be announced later this year.

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".

"We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch", said Chris Early, vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft. 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. The Steam page for the game, still visible in Google's cache, has been removed from Valve's platform, while Ubisoft has confirmed it has no immediate plans to make the game available anywhere bar its own platform and the Epic Games Store.

Since the Epic Game Store's launch, some PC gamers have expressed annoyance at being asked to manage another online store and game launcher in addition to Steam's de facto Steam standard.

The Division 2 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on March 15.

In fact, Ubisoft continuously released new content for the game over the course of three years, building a powerful and eager community.

The game will also be available in the Ubisoft Store, but it will not be available on Steam, which is a big deal since the first game in the series was heavily sold and promoted through Steam.

After a largely monopolistic run in the PC video games market, Steam is facing what looks to be tough competition from emerging stores. It will also offer a "substantial" campaign and a "robust" endgame that will expand via free DLC for all players.