Ubisoft Pushing Uplay & Pulling Games From Steam
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Ubisoft need to stop what they’re doing, get up from their desks, take a walk outside and just stay there for a few weeks. It seems not a day goes by where I don’t get an email with “You’ll never guess what Ubisoft has done” in the title. Today we have heard news that Assassin’s Creed Unity will not be available on Steam in the UK, but it now looks like it runs a lot deeper than that.
“We’ve been in discussions with Valve about Assassin’s Creed Unity but for the time being the game is not available via Steam in the UK,” a Ubisoft representative told PCGamesN.
However, it now also looks like Far Cry 4 and The Crew will be joining Unity as the listings for all three games have been pulled from the Steam service entirely.
This means that if you want to purchase these games digitally, you’re going to have to download the UPlay service to play them. The general consensus on Twitter is that no one likes Ubisoft (but that’s hardly breaking news). It also means these games won’t be cropping up in any of the popular Steam Sales we all love so much.
AC: Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew on uPlay? I'd rather just not play them. Have a good festive season #ubisoft.
— Rob Clegg (@GrIdL0cK) November 7, 2014
So Ubisoft's finally withdrawing from Steam. Predictable. It will force Uplay down your neck if it has to.
— JimFnSterlingSon (@JimSterling) November 6, 2014
Hey @Ubisoft, do you actually WANT PC gamers to buy your games? Forcing them through UPlay is not a good way to reach that goal, hint hint.
— Ken Franqueiro (@kfranqueiro) November 7, 2014
looks like ubisoft is pulling an EA and removed all their new games off steam to make you buy em off uPlay… uPlay? more like uTorrent.
— ShadowZack (@shadowzack) November 7, 2014
Gaming needs more performance art. Someone should just stream the uPlay store screen in total silence and inactivity for a full year.
— Will O'Neill (@willoneill) November 6, 2014
Thank you PC Gamer for providing us with this information.