The Division 2 confirmed for Epic Games Store

The Division 2 is choosing to launch on Epic Store instead of Steam

Additionally, the team up means the two companies are working to integrate certain "key components" of Uplay and Epic's online services, with a focus on social features and interoperability, potentially meaning that The Division 2's Uplay account-based features could be housed in the Epic Game Store version itself, rather than through an external launcher.

Gadgets 360 first spotted the news on a Facebook group for Indian gamers where it was stated that changing the account location for an Epic Games Store account would show different prices for The Division 2.

The announcement comes as Epic Games has once again made a power move against Steam by securing the rights to sell the highly-anticipated Tom Clancy's The Division 2 in the Epic Games Store. If The Division 2 hypothetically drove $50 million in revenue on Steam - the highest sales tier that's most favorable to the developer - Ubisoft would still have to give 20 percent to Valve.

As Eurogamer reports, Ubisoft's second entry in the action role-playing game series developed by Massive Entertainment will be offered on the Epic Games Store as well as being sold directly by Ubisoft through the Uplay platform.

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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.

Beyond The Division 2, Epic says it will also partner with Ubisoft "on additional select titles to be announced during the coming year", implying that this third-person shooter sequel is just the beginning.

Ubisoft has announced that it will begin selling digital games on the Epic Games Store later this year. It also offers developers a generous 88% cut of revenues. 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". '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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