Game developers and publishers are tired of the fees that the Steam store charges to sell their video games and are looking for alternatives. Epic Games has an alternative store, and it has announced a big partnership with Ubisoft that will see some of the future PC gaming releases for Ubisoft titles land on the Epic Games Store rather than Steam. As a gamer I’m not sure how I feel about this, It’s great to have my entire game library on Steam.
That said, I certainly get that Steam might be charging more than the developers and publishers want to pay. The deal isn’t exclusive so we may see Ubisoft titles on Steam and Epic Games’ store at the same time. PCGamer reports that the first title that will hit the Epic Games store will be The Division 2.
“We have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Steam,” a Ubisoft rep said. Ubisoft and Epic will “also partner on additional select titles [coming to the Epic Games Store] to be announced during the coming year.”
Epic Games is riding high right now thanks to Fortnite’s insane popularity. As for The Divison 2, it did have a listing on Steam, but the page has been removed.