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The Division 2 will not launch on Steam

10 January 2019

Epic only takes a 12 per cent cut of sales from its store compared to Valve's outfit, which nabs 30 per cent. The only way to get the game digitally on PC is either through the Ubisoft Store or the Epic Games store.

"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.

The deal is not quite exclusive: The Division 2 will be available from Ubisoft's own store at launch, but it won't be hitting Valve's Steam.

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Yesterday, Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming online shooter The Division 2 for PC will not be coming to Steam.

The Division 2 will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 15th. The game had a now removed Steam Page, with a Ubisoft representative saying "We have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam".

Ubisoft's is interested to get as many players as possible, and that means that the game needs to be extremely well optimized, and they promised the "PC version of the game includes a host of features, including uncapped frame rate, uncapped display resolution, full UI and HUD customisation, multiscreen and widescreen support, variable refresh rate support, and HDR support".

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

In fact, Ubisoft continuously released new content for the game over the course of three years, building a powerful and eager community. The difference in revenue split, with Epic Games offering 88 percent of the profits over Steam's 70 percent probably sealed the deal. 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.

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

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The Division 2 will not launch on Steam