Ubisoft has confirmed plans to re-release some of its games on Steam. The publisher’s most popular game in recent years, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will enter Valve’s PC game market on December 6, coinciding with the release of the latest content update. Anno 1800 and Roller Champions are other Ubisoft games that are part of a return to Steam.
A Ubisoft spokesperson said: “We are constantly evaluating ways to expose our games to a wide variety of audiences while also providing a consistent player ecosystem through Ubisoft Connect.” Games like Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division 2, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are released through the Epic Games Store and the local Ubisoft Connect platform.
Steam’s rival is the Epic Games Store, a platform that launched in December 2018 that provides developers with 88% of the revenue generated by its PC titles, rather than a 70/30 revenue split from Steam. In an interview with the New York Times in 2019, Ubisoft’s vice president of partnerships and revenue, Chris Early, said that Valve’s model was outdated. Ubisoft declined to share information about its plans to bring other games to Steam in the future.