Ubisoft will publish games in the new Epic Games store, the video game market, to add pressure to Steam dominant software distribution platforms.
The Ubisoft French multinational, ultimately one of the world's leading producers and producers of video games, has won the Epic Games Store (digital stores, Unreal Engine graphics developers, or Gears of Wars and Fortnite titles).
The premiere will be great Starting with The Division 2, the triple AAA triple platform is expected in March. Up until now, the reservations have been in Ubisoft's Uplay platform only. Steam has also listed it, but you can not yet predict it. In the epic store, the game is available in three versions (Standard, Gold and Ultimate) from March 15.
The store has already been announced He will receive the other Ubisoft titles in 2019The producer will not be mad. Nothing to "leave Steam" and, for example, Far Cry: New Dawn valve set up.
However, Ubisoft's Epic Games Store is a key to the future of these digital platforms for other important developers. And they are clear, they want their games to get the highest number of users, and that's the case when they are available on every platform.
Another point to consider is profitability. Valve charges 2% revenue in a high impact game like The Division 2 (it can reach 30% in small games). Epic Games Store will only upload 12%.. This "Platform War" will have the greatest pressure: Steam.