The first thing that came to mind when Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Breakpoint was a thing, was that this would be another game that was skipping Steam. Not that it bothers me anymore, I get it, I accepted it and I moved on. Still, some aren’t too thrilled about that.
To which my reply is, what did you expect?
When Ubisoft and Epic Games agreed to work together, placing The Division 2 onto the Epic Games Store. I assumed this meant that all upcoming titles from Ubisoft would also end up on the EGS. So far, that has been proven to be correct. Well, not entirely correct as Starlink: Battle for Atlas also appeared on Steam. Yet, Anno 1800 also skipped Steam.
Which means that Ubisoft is either playing some sort of twisted game or perhaps this exclusivity is for specific games. I suppose we’ll find out once this new Assassin’s Creed game is announced. Or, if you think about it, this could all be Ubisoft’s way of getting gamers to come directly to its own gaming store and launcher.
Even if you purchase any of their games on the Epic Games Store or Steam, you still need the UPlay client. So if you think about it, it’s really pointless to acquire their games from anything other than UPlay.
Maybe this was there plan all along. Either way, don’t get upset about this turn of events. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint releases on October 4, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Epic Games Store and UPlay).