In 2019, Ubisoft stopped making its PC games available on Steam. However, three years later, it now sounds like the French video game company has had a change of heart.
Recently, the developer announced plans to bring games back to Steam As a result, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available on the Steam Store starting on December 6th. Other games that will be available through the digital storefront include Anno 1800 and Roller Champions.
“We’re constantly evaluating how to bring our games to different audiences wherever they are while providing a consistent player ecosystem through Ubisoft Connect,” said a Ubisoft representative in a statement that was given to Eurogamer. “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800, and Roller Champions are among the Ubisoft titles that will be releasing on Steam.”
It’s possible that more Ubisoft titles could be introduced to Steam after December 6th. But, for now, we can guarantee that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800, and Roller Champions will be there starting this month.
The Profit‘s Take:
Ubisoft is crawling back to Steam with their tail between their legs. I think the Steam Deck has reinvigorated people’s interest in Steam in general. That’s my tinfoil theory at least. Honestly, though, I wish Ubisoft execs had come out and said, “we made a mistake. We tried this Epic Games Store exclusivity experiment. We realized the players don’t like this experience that much, so we are bringing the games back to Steam. And, for good measure, every game will be 50% for X number of weeks.”