The Division 2 Is Ditching Steam For The Epic Games Store On PC

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I will not use the Epic/Tencent launcher. Period.

I was going to buy Division 2, and was actually excited for it. Now, it's a no-buy.

edit: n/m. I missed the part where they're still selling it through their own launcher. I'll do that, albeit reluctantly.
 
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Makes sense, tbh, given Epic's rev share. It's something of a niche game anyway and won't likely be affected much by the network effects. The actually-interested PC audience for it will seek it out wherever it may be, as if you're game to deal with uPlay and Ubisoft's net code, the least of your worries is likely the storefront you buy it from, lol.
 
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Chris Early, vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft added: "We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch... 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."
Love how much this is gonna tank because of this.
 

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Steam is becoming a huge store for indie developers at this point. 30% cut on an open platform with today's competition is too much. The store is also filled with garbage, and Valve doesn't develop games anymore (at least not the games fans are requesting). Where is the new UI they were suppose to release almost two years ago? Stuff like this is annoying.
 
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After the initial announcement I predicted their business model would be very attractive to publishers because of the low store-front tax. I could swear someone mocked me and claimed that Epic's business model was redundant for companies with their own launcher.
 

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After the initial announcement I predicted their business model would be very attractive to publishers because of the low store-front tax. I could swear someone mocked me and claimed that Epic's business model was redundant for companies with their own launcher.
Yeah at the end of the day it's about money and if companies call sell their games on a store that has smaller fees they're gonna do it.
 
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After the initial announcement I predicted their business model would be very attractive to publishers because of the low store-front tax. I could swear someone mocked me and claimed that Epic's business model was redundant for companies with their own launcher.
People on GAF vastly under-estimate the dollars and cents of things like that generally, let alone the impact of what putting a game like this next to the Fortnite launcher will do for its numbers, potentially. It's a niche game right now, and its hardcore audience is fleeting; Ubisoft understands this and wants to on PC open things up to the largest possible audience. From a business perspective, it makes sense economically and marketing-wise, in my mind.
 
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If Epic has deep enough pockets to get Ubi exclusives, yikes. Why don't they only put it on their own store if they want to cut out the middle man altogether (I don't imagine Uplay has many less users than Epic Store, maybe they don't have a Fortnite of their own - if you can call every Fortnite player an Epic Store user to begin with - but they have tons of other games they can use to drive adoption and they drive adoption even with their Steam sales since they launch Uplay too)? Why not use this game as a test? Or another game as a test and then Division 2 to follow? Because it's not the reason, a moneyhat is I guess.
 
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This one kind of seems irrelevant since Ubi only sells non-Uplay codes directly through those third-party storefronts.

I don't see why you'd buy Division 2 through Epic when you're guaranteed a discount through GMG.

Unless Epic gets the discount too? Which Steam didn't. Still rather go through Ubi, I think.

At least with Steam, you could make the fanboy and easy refund argument.
 
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This one kind of seems irrelevant since Ubi only sells non-Uplay codes directly through those third-party storefronts.

I don't see why you'd buy Division 2 through Epic when you're guaranteed a discount through GMG.

Unless Epic gets the discount too? Which Steam didn't. Still rather go through Ubi, I think.

At least with Steam, you could make the fanboy and easy refund argument.
A major publisher releasing a big game on Epic's store is very relevant. Maybe not to fully informed smart shoppers, but most certainly for the industry.
 

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absolutely bummed out by this. i could get it on uplay, but will not even bother. division 1 is one of my favorite games of all time but no way i am supporting the moneyhatting.
 
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I'll be laughing if the PC sales were so disappointing that Ubi had to make a u-turn and sell it back onto Steam.
I’m not defending Ubi but I think his will end up OKAY.

Peope love looter shooters and Division was pretty well received, especially after updates. I wouldn’t compare this to F76 level bad vibes heading into launch.