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The Division 2 Won’t Be on Steam, Will Be on Epic Games Store

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Additional titles from Ubisoft will also be in the store.

Ubisoft and Epic have announced a partnership to release Tom Clancy’s PC version of The Division 2 on the newly launched Epic Games store, according to GamesIndustry.

The game will also be available through Ubisoft, but it will not be released on Steam.

Additionally, it has been announced that Ubisoft and Epic will release “additional select titles” over the next year, and that any pre orders of The Division 2 from other online stores would not be affected by the recent decision.

Due to the Epic Games Store taking only 12% of game sales – compared to Steam’s 30% cut – there have been talks of the platform being a real threat to Steam.

“We aim to provide the most publisher-friendly store,” Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic said. “Providing direct access to customers and an 88% revenue split, enabling game creators to further re-invest in building great games,.”

Vice President of Partnerships at Ubisoft, Chris Early, added, “We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch… Epic continues to disrupt the video game industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support.”

For more news on the Epic Games Store, read about what we know from the launch announcement last month, and the recent announcement of Epic’s cross-platform game services that will be offered to developers for free.

In October, Epic acquired the Helsinki-based anti-cheat company, Kamu, which Sweeney said has helped Fortnite players experience a multiplayer game that’s “fair for all players.”

Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN. Chat with her over on Twitter @jessieannwade.



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