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The Division 2 will not launch on Steam

The Division 2 will not launch on Steam

It's a major coup for Epic's store, by far the biggest game to make the move to the platform since its launch late previous year. The major incentive for publishers is that Epic would only take a 12 percent cut of the sales, whereas Steam takes 30 percent.

While the Epic Games Store has proven sufficient at wooing indie developers, it just scored a landmark victory by penning an agreement for one of 2019's biggest games.

The company will first offer the digital PC version of its online action-RPG The Division 2 through Epic's store when it releases on March 15th.

While Ubisoft's previous titles were not exclusive on UPLAY and found their way on Valve's store, it appears that - starting with The Division 2 - a select number of its upcoming titles will come out exclusively on Epic's new digital store and Ubisoft's own store. The publisher is bringing "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" to the Epic Games Store, it announced on Wednesday. "We hope this partnership helps to validate and evolve the model".

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The Ubisoft-Epic partnership is also notable because it's a direct blow to Valve's Steam marketplace, which has always been the dominant storefront in the PC gaming space. Reason being, regardless where you buy The Division 2 or any Ubisoft PC game for that matter, you'll end up having to use Uplay.

Yes, every game on Epic Games store is a part of Support-A-Creator program.

Don't worry if you've already ordered Tom Clancy's The Division 2 from another online store: Ubisoft has guaranteed it will honor all purchases of the title. There's no word on what those might be, but there are a few games I might keep an eye on. All developers stand to save between 8 and 18 percent by ditching Valve for Epic. 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.