Is Ghost Recon Breakpoint coming to Steam? The third-person shooter and next in the Ghost Recon series launches on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft’s own digital distribution service, Uplay, but not Steam.
Recent Ubisoft releases Anno 1800 and The Division 2 also launched on the Epic Games Store. The reveal should not come as too much of a surprise to PC players, who have already seen these past two Ubisoft releases switch from Steam to the Epic Store. However, as this partnership has been made in sync with the announcement of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, there’s no chance of snagging the game on Steam at all.
Of course if you’re against having to download, install, and manage your games through another client then the option will exist to buy Ghost Recon Breakpoint directly from Uplay. As with any Ubisoft games on Steam, you always have to launch the game through Ubisoft’s platform anyway, so this deal shouldn’t make life any more complex for PC gamers.
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Earlier this year Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said on Twitter that “if Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share […] without major strings attached, Epic would hastily organise a retreat from exclusives”.
So we suppose Valve knows what it has to do to stop Epic’s continuing strategy of chasing exclusivity deals, just as we suppose Sweeney knows exactly how unlikely it is to do so. For now, it doesn’t look like Ghost Recon Breakpoint is coming to Steam.