Ubisoft announces that its PC games will return to Steam starting December 6th Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Anno 1800 and Roller Champions will be available later.
The news may not come as a surprise, given the news from a few weeks ago, as indicated by backend data on Ubisoft Connect.
According to a statement sent to several outlets, including Eurogamer, a Ubisoft spokesperson said the company is “continuously evaluating” how to bring games to players while “delivering a consistent player ecosystem through Ubisoft Connect.”
The spokesperson added that these three games are “among Ubisoft titles that will be released on Steam,” leading people to believe that more titles are on the way.
Ubisoft stopped selling its new releases on Steam back in 2019 because it deemed it an “impractical” business model that didn’t “reflect the state of the world today in terms of game distribution.”
Ubisoft’s last game to launch on the platform was 2019’s Trials Rising, and the company has chosen to release newer titles, such as The Division 2, through its Connect platform and the Epic Games Store.
Ubisoft didn’t offer any more color on its decision to skip Steam at the time; however, it’s thought that one of the reasons was that it raised questions about revenue distribution. This assumption stems from comments made by company president and CEO Yves Guillemot to investors when he said the Epic Games Store offered “substantially better terms.” Guillemot added that Epic’s store also increases the “player exposure” of the company’s own store.