The Division 2 Will Skip Steam, Available Through Epic Games Store
Ubisoft has announced the digital marketplaces where the PC version of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be distributed. Among the selected retailers does not appear the name of Steam, the marketplace of Valve that until recently enjoyed substantially the monopoly on the PC market.
The Division 2, on the contrary, will arrive on Epic Store, the platform managed by the authors of the famous Fortnite, and in the past, the creators of the saga of Gears of War. Ubisoft has also claimed to be in collaboration with Epic for the launch of other games on PC, not better specified. Obviously, The Division 2 will also be available on uPlay, the official Ubisoft platform.
After years of undisputed domination, it seems that the house of Gabe Newell should now well guard against the threat brought by Epic Store, which after many years could finally play the role of “opposition” within the digital PC market.
Epic has launched its platform recently, but it did immediately started with a bang: ensuring the exclusive launches (such as Journey) and giving away free attractive games to players, including Hades, Subnautica and Super Meat Boy. All this – as stated by Tim Sweeney in recent weeks – was made to bring healthy competition between digital retailers.
We remind readers that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 15th. Recently the date of the private beta of the game has been leaked online.