The Division 2 might be back on Steam (SteamDB movement speculation)

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Chairmanchuck

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If true, then the Ubisoft "we do not know whether we come back to Steam" might just have been PR talk and their games will come back exactly 1 year after the exclusivity period ends (which would be in around 2 weeks).

It is just pure speculation now, but usually if a depot moves like that, after a while those games will see the storepage again.
 

Delusibeta

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Yeah, as I mentioned in the last "looks like Division 2 is never coming to Steam" thread, EGS exclusives tend to shadowdrop or near-shadowdrop onto Steam when the year is up (with Borderlands 3 being something of an exception, getting two weeks' notice). Two weeks sounds about right to start dusting off the ol' Uplay Steam intergration that I presume would be trivial for Ubi to re-implement at this stage.
 

SteveWinwood

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Yeah, as I mentioned in the last "looks like Division 2 is never coming to Steam" thread, EGS exclusives tend to shadowdrop or near-shadowdrop onto Steam when the year is up (with Borderlands 3 being something of an exception, getting two weeks' notice). Two weeks sounds about right to start dusting off the ol' Uplay Steam intergration that I presume would be trivial for Ubi to re-implement at this stage.
Is it all that different from the egs uplay integration? I don't know what that one looks like.
 

lucebuce

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Really hope it's true. For some reason, my debit card worked once and only once to get Division 2 for 3 Euros.

And then it's going back to refusing to work on Uplay or EGS. I used to just use greenmangaming for anything Uplay related but well, that went out the window alongside the exclusivity. So here's to hoping it comes to Steam so I can actually get that awesome looking expansion pack.
 

Zips

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Makes sense. Why would they not release it on Steam when the exclusivity is done?
Because so far as anybody has known, the Ubisoft move wasn't about any sort of timed exclusivity. Not once was it mentioned when it happened that it would be a timed thing.

They just pulled out from Steam and that was kind of that. If it ended up being timed like everything else, that would actually be news to most people.
 

Delusibeta

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Makes sense. Why would they not release it on Steam when the exclusivity is done?
Some people had thought that Ubi was using Epic as an excuse to abandon Steam and to push Uplay as the only place to buy Ubisoft games. Doesn't explain why they'd pull their Uplay keys from all the other stores they were selling (insert joke about Epic providing Competition here), but still. Given that last year was a bit of a bum year for Ubi commercially (Anno 1800 excepted), I can see why they'd want a second shot at the PC market, store cut be damned. It would also line up with nearly all EGS exclusives being a one year contract.
 
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Because so far as anybody has known, the Ubisoft move wasn't about any sort of timed exclusivity. Not once was it mentioned when it happened that it would be a timed thing.

They just pulled out from Steam and that was kind of that. If it ended up being timed like everything else, that would actually be news to most people.
Sure, but so far every EGS exclusive game have been a one year deal at most. But off course, admiting that might affect their EGS and Uplay sales. But this is basically a confirmation that every Ubisoft game on EGS will be a one year deal gokg forward.
 

xPaw

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That was just a global Steam update, nothing to do with this game specifically.
 
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