The French company has focused its efforts since 2019 on Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store
After a long relationship with Valve and Steam, Ubisoft It stopped selling games in the store in 2019, preferring to focus on spaces like the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Connect. However, recent evidence shows this The two companies can still work together in the computer space in the near future.
Github user YoobieRe recently explored the source of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla page on Ubisoft Connect and found that It has been updated to include the word “Steam”. The line discovered by him “Internal Dev/QC – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla [STEAM]”, indicating that the version of the game for the Valve store is already in the testing phase.
The Insider Gaming website consulted on the information, The French company is limited to “Does not comment on rumors and speculations“. If a return to Steam has indeed happened, it should mean that both new games and the catalog of games released in the last three years should be offered by the store.
Activision and EA have decided to return to Steam
Ubisoft wasn’t the only name in the gaming world to decide End your relationship with Steam in the last years. At the time the company decided to bet on other stores, it was motivated by the fact that Valve Accrued profit slices that were considered excessive compared to the Epic Games Store.
Companies like it Active vision and electronic art Set aside Steam for similar reasons, plus a desire to promote their own launchers and stores. In both cases, Companies backtracked on their decisions — The latest move in this direction came from Activision, which recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the Steam catalog.
So far, it’s unclear whether the companies’ return to the digital store was motivated by the deal they struck with Valve to increase their revenue shares. However, given Steam’s dominance of the PC market, the decisions might just be motivated Desire to reach a wide target audience.
Ubisoft wants to make more focused games that don’t have to appeal to all tastes
The company is ready to follow a new philosophy based on deeper and innovative experience.