Video games and consoles

"The Division 2" takes players to a post-apocalyptic Washington city.

The battle for positioning in the PC game universe is intensifying. Ubisoft and Epic Games announce that the much anticipated action game "The Division 2" (March 2019) will be proposed on theEpic Games Store, as well as on Ubi Uplay and not on Steam.

Epic Games launched its game sales service in December 2018 based on the great financial success of its creation "Fortnite" to offer a generous distribution of revenue (88/12 instead of the traditional 70/30).

Successful games are regularly offered for free, including "Subnautica", "Super Meat Boy" and since January 10, "What Remains of Edith Finch". Independent games are also highlighted.

Other publishers have their PC gaming shops: Electronics Arts ("FIFA", "The Sims") has Origin, Battle's Activision Blizzard ("Call of Duty", "Destiny", "World of Warcraft"). net, Take Two Rockstar Games ("Grand Theft Auto") benefits from the Rockstar Social Club and Ubisoft ("Assassin's Creed", "Far Cry") has launched Uplay.

Where EA and Activision Blizzard exclusively offer their PC games on Origin and, Rockstar and Ubisoft have continued to sell on Steam. An arrangement that may well come to an end, at least at Ubisoft.

The more appealing distribution of recipes seems to have hit home. Ubisoft wants to promote Epic's distribution model.

Ubi's vision of a more cloud-agnostic future than console-only exclusives may also be at play. Epic and Ubisoft teams work together to bring together technology's respective "key components". online.

Ubisoft had already signed an agreement with Google to offer "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" in beta on the Google Project Stream service.

"The Division 2", on sale March 15, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.