The Division 2 skipping Steam in favor of Epic Games Store
Some gamers are about to be really miffed. It turns out that this controversial exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store is about to lock down another major release, and some people aren’t going to like it. Although I’m sure Ubisoft is happy to get a better cut. Epic offers developers a better cut of revenue for their games compared to Valve. The cut breaks down as 12% compared to 30% respectively. w
Valve got the short end of the stick this time around as Ubisoft will be listing The Division 2 on platforms competing with Steam. Instead of the dominant PC gaming service, The Division 2 will be available on UPlay and the Epic Store. Explaining the decision, the company had the following to say:
“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from preordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on March 15,” commented Chris Early, vice president of partnerships for Ubisoft. “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.”
It also turns out that this is just the beginning of a working relationship between the two major gaming entities. Epic Games Store will also host future PC releases for Ubi, although we don’t know what these titles will be or when they’ll be released.
The various special editions of the game can be purchased now on the Epic store. This specifically applies to the Gold and Ultimate editions.
The Gold edition ($100) comes with three days early access to the game and the Year 1 Pass. That Year 1 Pass allows players to access all of the content released for the game post-launch for the first “season”.The Ultimate edition ($120) comes with all of the Gold edition content as well as three additional weapons and outfits packs.
The game will release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on March 15. We’ve included a gameplay trailer down below if you want to see more of The Division 2 in action.
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