Ubisoft is partnering up with Epic Games to bring to World an anticipating title - Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Ubisoft decided not to work with Steam anymore, even thou the original title - The Division was sold on Steam. This game will be the first big-budget title available through Epic’s store.
“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 Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic. “We aim to provide the most publisher-friendly store, providing direct access to customers and an 88% revenue split, enabling game creators to further reinvest in building great games.”
At Epic Games store, fans can pre-order the Standard, Gold, or Ultimate editions of The Division 2 on PC, which guarantees the access to the beta version of the game. The official launch of the game is expecting on March 15, 2019. on the PlayStation4, Windows PC and Xbox One devices, including Xbox One X. The PC version will also be available on Ubisoft's online storefront.
The Division 2 will not be the only title coming from this partnership. There will be additional select titles to be announced during the coming year.
“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from preordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on March 15”, said Chris Early, Vice President of digital publishing at Ubisoft. “Epic continues to disrupt the videogame industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support.”
The Division 2 is the next evolution in the open-world online shooter RPG genre. Epic games announced in their blog that Tom Clancy's The Division 2 "will bring players into a fractured and collapsing Washington D.C. where enemy factions vie for control of the country. The fate of the free world is on the line."