Posted by cageymaru 4:16 PM (CST)
Wednesday January 09, 2019
Ubisoft has removed The Division 2 from Steam. Instead of selling the game on Steam, they have created a new product page on the Epic Games Store. The game will still be sold through the Ubisoft Store and "Ubisoft and Epic will work to integrate key components of Ubisoft's Uplay and Epic's online services to provide gamers from both ecosystems with more seamless social features and interoperability." Epic and Ubisoft will partner on upcoming titles to be announced over the coming year.
Valve has been criticized by developers for taking a 30% revenue split of each sale of digital items on its Steam storefront. Recently Discord and Epic Games have launched their own digital storefronts where they take considerably less revenue from each sale. Discord is offering developers a 90/10 revenue split while the Epic Games Store sets its revenue split at 88/12.
"As long-time fans and partners of Ubisoft, we're thrilled to bring a range of awesome Ubisoft games to the Epic Games store," said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic. "We aim to provide the most publisher-friendly store, providing direct access to customers and an 88% revenue split, enabling game creators to further reinvest in building great games."
"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," said Chris Early, Vice President of Partnerships. "Epic continues to disrupt the videogame industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support."