The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla won’t be releasing on Steam, well not at launch anyway. Furthermore, Ubisoft has not confirmed whether or not the game will ever arrive on the platform. The developer decided to go with the Epic Games Store and Uplay store instead. It is not the first time we have seen the company take this approach so it comes as no surprise.
Read: The Last of Us Part II Goes Gold Ahead of its 19 June Release Date
Ubisoft confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will only be sold on one third-party store, the Epic Games Store. The game will also release on PC through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla not only marks the first Ubisoft game to completely skip Steam, but its also the first in the series to launch on the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
The chances of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla coming to Steam are quite low. Past Ubisoft games such as The Division 2 has still not arrived on the store. Ubisoft has no current plans to move the game to the platform either.
The developer signed a publishing deal with the Epic Games Store and in 2019 extended it. This means Steam will be missing out on Ubisoft games for a long time. The deal could cover all future titles such as Gods and Monsters, Watch Dogs: Legion and more.
It is a smart move given how Epic Games handles its revenue split with developers. Steam offers a 30/70% sales split while the Epic Games Store is a 12/88%. That is a lot of money Ubisoft could make over the course of the release.
Those of you looking to pre-order Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Steam will be out of luck. However, the Uplay Store and Epic Games Store will make for great homes for the upcoming game.
Make sure to catch up on everything Assassin’s Creed Valhalla including all the gameplay details here, the list of Special and Collector’s Editions here, the original art creation here and the PS5 and Xbox Series X screenshots here.