Ubisoft have confirmed it will be forgoing a Steam release for upcoming The Division 2 in favour of the Epic Store.
"We have no plans currently on releasing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Steam," Ubisoft told Polygon.
Ubisoft and Epic said they will “also partner on additional select titles [coming to the Epic Games Store] to be announced during the coming year.”
The release on Epic's store will be semi-exclusive, with the title also releasing on Ubisoft's own digital launcher.
Pre-orders made on other online stores like Steam will be honoured by Ubisoft on March 15. Whether that's on the pre-ordered client or through Ubisoft's own store is unclear.
Netting one of the most anticipated upcoming releases for PC is a huge win for Epic, which launched its store in December.
“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on March 15,” said Ubisoft VP of partnerships Chris Early.
"Epic continues to disrupt the videogame [sic] industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support."
Epic's biggest disruption has been the distribution of earnings between developer and storefront. The previous standard – established by Steam – was a 70/30 split. With Epic taking only a 12% cut, a number of developers have flocked to the store with their titles.
Since then, Discord has jumped into the fray, offering developers a 90% cut of sale revenue.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 releases March 15 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.