In 2019, Ubisoft made a radical move on PC. On the occasion of the launch of shooter The Division 2, the publisher chose to abandon Steam in favor of its platform, Ubisoft Connect (then called Uplay) and the Epic Game Store. Headlines of the studio in 2022 They’re making a comeback on Valve’s launcher.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla indeed Available for purchase on Steam starting December 6th. This is a non-randomly chosen date as this will be the day the title’s latest DLC is released: “last episode”. This is only the first game to return to the launcher.
Ubisoft will release all future games on Steam
Others like Anno 1800 and Roller Champions will follow. This shows that future games from the studio such as Skulls and Bones and Assassin’s Creed Mirage will also qualify for the Steam listings. AttentionBut Ubisoft is not abandoning other platforms. Its games can be found on the Epic Game Store, as well as on the notorious Ubisoft Connect, which is not favored by players due to its poorly thought-out interface and too many bugs.
At that time, Ubisoft had decided to leave Steam for commercial reasons. While Valve’s platform is deeply rooted in the public, earns 30% from every saleA tax considered high by many publishers going elsewhere, including Ubisoft. No official reason has been given for this return for now, but we can assume that the studio is trying to reach the widest possible audience on PC. Steam remains the flagship software for gaming on PC, although it is discussed by the developers.
Ubisoft isn’t the first publisher to sign its comeback. EA returned to Steam some time after leaving, like Bethesda. As a result, the player has the choice of platforms and can purchase their games from anywhere.