Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will not be released on Steam, as publisher Ubisoft has opted to make the PC version of the title a semi-exclusive release on the Epic Games Store. We logged into our Epic Games Store account and were able to verify that this is indeed the case, although we're unsure if users would be able to change their location or spoof it using a VPN just to get a better deal, it's something that's still possible on GOG.
"We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch", said Chris Early, vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft. It will also be available for purchase through Ubisoft's own storefront.
It appears that The Division 2 for PC on the Epic Games Store has regional pricing.
In fact, Ubisoft continuously released new content for the game over the course of three years, building a powerful and eager community.
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"Ubisoft has no plans on releasing the Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Steam", the company said in an email to PC World.
The news doesn't stop there, however, as Ubisoft also confirmed that they'll be partnering with Epic to bring future titles to the platform as well. Although the game had a product info page on Steam - and its predecessor is sold there as well - a Ubisoft representative told Variety it has no plans to release "The Division 2" on Valve's storefront. Epic said it will "work to integrate key components of Ubisoft's Uplay and Epic's online services to provide gamers from both ecosystems with more seamless social features and interoperability". The difference in revenue split, with Epic Games offering 88 percent of the profits over Steam's 70 percent probably sealed the deal.
Now that 2019 is underway, it looks as though things have gotten even better since it has been announced that every game in the Epic Games Store will be part of the Support-A-Creator program that was made famous with Fortnite. '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'.