Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Epic Games Store snatches The Division 2 from Steam

Epic Games Store snatches The Division 2 from Steam

Of course, this means that the developer can take advantage of the Epic Games Store's perks, including its low 12% fee and Support-A-Creator programs, which allows streamers and content creators to get a profit from streaming the game.

On January 9, it was announced by Epic Games' Sergey Galyonkin that the incredibly successful Support-A-Creator feature will be present in the upcoming release of 'The Division 2' by Ubisoft. Pre-orders for the game are now live on the Epic Games Store.

Ubisoft revealed the PC minimum and recommended system requirements for The Division 2, and it turns out that they're quite tame. According to Ubisoft representatives, "We have no plans now on releasing Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam". Epic said it will "work to integrate key components of Ubisoft's Uplay and Epic's online services to provide gamers from both ecosystems with more seamless social features and interoperability".


"As long-time fans and partners of Ubisoft, we're thrilled to bring a range of awesome Ubisoft games to the Epic Games store", said Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. And the Epic Games Store is gaining clout awfully quickly, especially now that a title as big as The Division 2 has signed a semi-exclusive deal that excludes its biggest rival.

The Division 2's Steam page is still active although you can not pre-order the game through it. If The Division 2 proves as popular, that's a significant cut to income for Valve when the game launches on March 15. But The Division 2 is likely a big enough exclusive to convince many players to take a look at a service they might otherwise ignore.

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. "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".

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