The Division 2 Is Launching on Epic Games Store, Not Steam

Donna Miller
January 10, 2019

But perhaps the biggest draw to Epic Games over Steam is the percentage of revenue share: Epic Games offers a much larger percentage for developers (especially those that sell fewer units) than Steam, meaning they'll make more money in the long run.

The Division 2 will release on PC via the Epic Games store. Furthermore, the Steam page for The Division 2 has been deleted although Ubisoft claims pre-orders on Steam would be unaffected.

'As long-time fans and partners of Ubisoft, we're thrilled to bring a range of awesome Ubisoft games to the Epic Games store, ' crows Tim Sweeney, founder and chief executive of Epic Games, in his announcement of the deal.

More information on the upcoming partnership between Epic Games and Ubisoft for The Division 2 right here.

We'll be interested to see if other publishers and developers choose to launch their PC titles on the Epic Games Store over Steam in the future.

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The Division 2 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on March 15.

While Ubisoft didn't go into further detail on its reasoning for eschewing Steam in this case, Epic's more generous revenue-sharing scheme likely played an outsized role.

Ubisoft's The Division 2 won't be launching on Steam, but it will be available on Epic's competing platform. Speaking with Polygon via email after the announcement, a Ubisoft representative said the following: "We have no plans now on releasing Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam". The two companies also say that they "will work to integrate key components" of both Uplay and Epic's own online services. It also offers developers a generous 88% cut of revenues. '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'.

In a press release, Epic and Ubisoft say that the Standard, Gold, and Ultimate versions of the game will all be available, and will guarantee access to the game's private beta.

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