As part of the comeback, Ubisoft started preparing to release some of its games from recent years on Steam.
Three of Ubisoft’s releases over the past few years are coming to Steam after a while. These will be some of Ubisoft’s games coming to Steam since 2019 as most of their major releases this decade didn’t release on the platform.
Part of the reason Ubisoft is absent from Steam is the Epic Games Store, which launched in late 2018 as a new competitor in the digital PC game market. Notably, this store has made more efforts to attract players by offering free games and attracting publishers by sharing more advantages. Not only that, but the proliferation of contracts has made Epic Game Store exclusives the main reason for players to use the store, something that is not far behind Ubisoft with their many PC releases in the past few years. recent years is exclusively on their platform instead of on Steam.
However, the possibility of Ubisoft returning to Steam is more likely with the reveal that Ubisoft-published games Anno 1800, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Roller Champions will be coming to Steam, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releasing on Steam on the same date. December 6. Anno 1800 was previously available for purchase on Steam in 2019 but was delisted from the service shortly thereafter to make the game an Epic Games Store exclusive.
In a statement to The Verge, Ubisoft spokeswoman Jessica Roache gave the context for these releases, describing them as a way of “bringing our games to a wide variety of audiences whether where they are, while providing a consistent ecosystem of players through Ubisoft Connect.” There hasn’t been any confirmation on whether more Ubisoft titles will be coming to Steam in the future. There is also no official update on how Ubisoft plans to support the Steam Deck with these releases although previous statements by Ubisoft executives have implied that support may be coming soon. debut.
The method of releasing games as timed exclusives on the Epic Games store is a tactic that has been worked on in the past with AAA titles like Borderlands 3 and Hitman 3 both releasing on the Epic Games Store at launch and then came to Steam a year later. While it initially looked like Ubisoft would go down this path with its PC games, two of these upcoming Steam releases are for games that are more than a year old, suggesting that Ubisoft may be aiming to make Steam the home for its PC games in the future. The decision could also be influenced by the success of the Steam Deck, although it’s not yet known how the publisher plans to support Valve’s handheld console.