Ubisoft will bring four major games to Steam as the publisher’s return to Valve’s gaming platform continues. The likes of Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Extraction, Riders Republic, and Monopoly Madness are in line to release this summer. Ever since the start of 2019, Ubisoft has been actively avoiding Steam for its releases. The French video game publisher has made a few exclusive deals with Epic Games with a set time frame for releases. It’s time for these exclusives to debut on Valve’s PC platform.
Details on Four Major Games Debuting on Steam
It’s no surprise that Ubisoft will bring four major games to Steam. The publisher has already released many titles, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, The Division 2, Watch Dogs: Legion, Roller Champions, and more to the Valve’s platform. t’s not clear what is the exact time period binding the exclusive deals, but it will end soon.
The most popular title in the list, Far Cry 6 will release on May 11th, followed by Riders Republic on June 8th, 2023. The Rainbow Six Extraction will be playable on June 15th, and Monopoly Madness will come out on the 22nd of the same month. It appears that Ubisoft will continue to put out games on Steam in the foreseeable future. The company’s exclusive deals with Epic Games were more profit-yielding than most people realize. Epic Games charges a commission of 12% on the sale of a game, compared to the hefty fees of 20-30% charged by Valve for a sale on Steam. Making exclusive deals was a profitable venture for both parties. Epic Games converted more players to their user base, and Ubisoft earned more profit from each sale.
Now that these games are older and sales have slowed down considerably, launching them on Valve’s popular platform with a huge player base makes more sense. This is just to squeeze out the last bits of profit the publisher can make.