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The Division 2 will release on the Epic Store, not Steam

The Division 2 will release on the Epic Store, not Steam”

The major incentive for publishers is that Epic would only take a 12 percent cut of the sales, whereas Steam takes 30 percent.

That said, The Division 2 PC's price in India is $42 (close to Rs. 2,960) on the Epic Games Store, making on par with recent Ubisoft releases on Steam like Assassin's Creed Odyssey (although that along with Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 launched at Rs. 3,499 on Steam).

The Epic Games Store launched in early December and now offers a curated selection of PC and Mac titles.

Ubisoft revealed the PC minimum and recommended system requirements for The Division 2, and it turns out that they're quite tame. The publisher is bringing "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" to the Epic Games Store, it announced on Wednesday.

In December previous year, Fortnite and Unreal engine maker Epic launched its own digital PC game store.

We don't know whether this is timed-exclusive deal, similarly to what we've seen with other games lately, and whether The Division 2 will find its way on Steam post-launch.

It appears that The Division 2 for PC on the Epic Games Store has regional pricing. Additionally, Ubisoft says it is working with Epic to integrate its Uplay digital rights management software with Epic's online services.

"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 Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. But The Division 2 is likely a big enough exclusive to convince many players to take a look at a service they might otherwise ignore. Ubisoft joins Supergiant Games in moving their PC releases to the Epic Games Store rather than Steam. In an unprecedented move on Ubisoft's part, the mega-publisher/developer announced that the PC version of the third-person RPG/shooter will only be available on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store. "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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