It isn’t fairly an unique, although.
Ubisoft has mentioned that Ghost Recon Breakpoint won’t be out there on Steam when it launches in October. As a substitute, it is going to be out there solely on Ubisoft’s personal Uplay consumer and the Epic Video games Retailer.
Ubisoft confirmed the state of affairs to PCGamesN. For Ubisoft PC followers, this received’t come as an enormous shock; the corporate’s final two video games, Anno 1800 and The Division 2, have each been absent from Steam. Whereas their presence on Uplay means they’re not precisely Epic Video games Retailer exclusives, the EGS is the one non-Ubisoft consumer the place the sport might be performed.
Anno 1800 and The Division 2 have been each out there at pre-release on Steam, and so a small portion of of these video games’ participant base use Valve’s consumer. Nevertheless, it is because throughout the pre-order interval for these video games, Ubisoft had not organized their new partnership with Epic, and so had been promoting them on Steam. With the Epic partnership now solidified, it signifies that Ghost Recon Breakpoint will solely be out there on the Epic Video games Retailer.
After all, proudly owning a Ubisoft recreation on something that isn’t Uplay means including a further step to the method of launching the sport, since Ubisoft video games on Steam and Epic Video games Retailer require customers to launch Uplay earlier than it may be performed. As such the Epic Video games Retailer state of affairs does not make the method any extra difficult, though many gamers will miss the gathering of person options that solely Steam supplies right now.
When The Division 2’s Epic Retailer state of affairs was first introduced, Ubisoft mentioned that “further choose titles” will come to the Epic Video games Retailer over the subsequent 12 months. It isn’t but clear if meaning each Ubisoft recreation shall be on the Epic Video games Retailer, or only a collection of their upcoming 2019 video games.
For extra on Ghost Recon Breakpoint, try our preview that analyses the similarities and variations between it and Ghost Recon Wildlands. You can even watch the trailer teasing the sport’s endgame raid.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Leisure Author. You possibly can observe him on Twitter.