Some time ago, publisher Ubisoft stopped selling their own games on Valve’s download platform Steam. Instead, titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PC could only be purchased on Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store. In fact, Ubisoft considered Steam’s business model to be downright unrealistic, and for a long time it looked as if new Ubisoft titles would no longer appear on Steam.
When will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla be released on Steam?
In the meantime, Ubisoft’s opinion has apparently changed. Only recently have there been some hints that titles like Riders Republic and Far Cry 6 will still be coming to Steam after all, and now there’s been official confirmation from the publisher itself: Ubisoft titles will henceforth be coming back to the hugely popular Steam platform. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla starts here on December 6 of this year. After that, games like Anno 1800 and Roller Champions will follow. Future titles, such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage, should again appear on Steam directly at the time of publication.
Ubisoft did not give any specific reasons why they are now releasing their games on Steam. However, it is likely that Steam’s sheer reach played a major role in the decision. Finally, Valve’s digital store is still the most popular platform among gamers. The Epic Games Store is also getting bigger and bigger, mainly due to the various free games that Epic Games distributes to its users, but it has not yet come close to the reach of Steam.
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Ubisoft may also no longer consider Steam’s business model to be quite so unrealistic, since Valve has taken some steps in the past to make Steam more attractive to developers. In any case, most players will be happy to know that they can once again access their Ubisoft titles via their Steam library. By the way, the big autumn sale is currently running on Steam, where numerous games are available at a reduced price.