The next sequel to Ubisoft Division 2 it's not just skipping Steam. According to UK-based digital game retailer Gamesplanet, Ubisoft's semi-exclusivity for the game, previously announced by Ubisoft, means that it will not be sold in other digital stores once it is launched completely.
By purchasing the game on one of these third-party websites, buyers get a code and then redeem it on Uplay, but it seems that Ubisoft is completely eliminating the broker and making the game can only be purchased through Epic Games Store or of the company company. own Uplay platform after the launch of the game on March 15.
"After this date, the game will only be available digitally through the Ubisoft Store and another exclusive digital store. This will also be valid for all upcoming game content, such as Season Pass, Extensions, etc. "Says the notice on Gamesplanet.
Other third-party stores such as Green Man Gaming have also updated their listings to Division 2 with a similar notice, but shorter,
So far, it's an arrangement similar to when it was announced that Division 2 would not be released on Steam earlier this year with the notable difference that the store page for Division 2 It was taken out of Steam almost immediately after the exclusivity. Retailers such as Gamesplanet and Green Man Gaming, meanwhile, will still be able to sell keys to the game until the second it launches.
Ubisoft has said in the past that its agreement with Epic has helped to increase the amount of money the company sees for each copy sold thanks to a better share in revenues and increased traffic in its own store, although it is difficult to calculate the Exact effect omitting Steam. has had in the game quite still.
"I think the Epic agreement is an agreement that was important to us," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a conference call last month. "Because it really helped us make more of our business in our own store and have a better income for a single sale."