With its new PC gaming store, Epic is taking the fight directly to Steam. He's doing this by reducing Steam in profit-sharing – while Valve's revenue-sharing model begins to distribute 70% of every sale to developers, and from there, the Epic model offers developers 88% of every sale since start. As you can imagine, it is likely to become developers and publishers.
Epic claimed its first victory in its battle against Steam, as Ubisoft revealed that Division 2 will be offered exclusively through the Epic Games Store. The game is scheduled to be released on March 15 and, so far, has been listed on Steam as an upcoming title. With Ubisoft announcing this move, it hit the list of Division 2 from the Steam store.
Ubisoft has announced plans to make the transition to the Epic Games Store in a statement to Polygon. It seems that Ubisoft's vast library of existing titles is still available on Steam, and it's worth noting that Far Cry: New Dawn, which is being released on February 15, is still listed there as well. So maybe Ubisoft has decided to test the waters with the Epic Games Store using Division 2 before deciding to change all the next titles?
In a statement to Polygon, Ubisoft's Chris Early said that "Epic continues to disrupt the video game industry, and its third-party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support." Early also said that Ubisoft and Epic will be partners. launch more games in the latter's store, but whether or not they will be unique to the Epic Games Store, depends on how well Division 2 sells
After all, while Epic is offering a much more attractive revenue-sharing model, the release on Steam generates games for many players. Epic has a potentially massive internal audience, as its store shares a launcher with Fortnite, but that does not mean much if those Fortnite players do not buy games. We'll see how this all happens for Ubisoft and the Epic Games Store soon, but in the meantime, go to the comments section and let us know if you switch from a distribution platform to a game Division 2.