We have some interesting news coming out from Ubisoft this week as it was announced Ghost Recon Breakpoint is not coming to Steam. Just like so many other games lately, this game will be released on Epic Games Store as an exclusive release.
Ubisoft said that Ghost Recon Breakpoint will also be available through the Uplay Store. There will be no other way to get Ghost Recon Breakpoint on your PC unless you go through either Epic Games Store or Uplay Store. We have all of the latest details regarding the upcoming release later this year so read on to learn more.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Announced for October 4 Release
The biggest piece of information that we can pass onto you about Ghost Recon Breakpoint is that it will be released on October 4. That is still quite a long time away, but we are already hyped for the release. It will be limited on PC to just two different sources. If you would like to purchase the game you will either have to go through Uplay Store or the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft announced this week that the game will be an exclusive release to Epic Games Store. In other words, that means it will not be coming to Steam.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is just the latest game to be announced as an Epic Games Store exclusive release. This does spell some bad news for Steam in the months ahead. Ubisoft did not really talk about why the game would be coming to Epic Games Store instead of being available on Steam. This is not the first Ubisoft game to head to Epic Games Store either. Both The Division 2 and Anno 1800 also ended up heading to Epic Games Store instead of Steam.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Heads to Epic Games Store as Revenue Battle Wages on
There is a revenue battle going on between Steam and Epic Games Store. It’s been going on for a bit, and could be the reason why Ubisoft is pushing games onto Epic Games Store instead. We have been talking about this feud for a little while now. Valve takes a lot of the revenue from developers on Steam. Epic Games Store has made itself attractive by taking only a very small cut of the revenue. For publishers and developers, the smaller cut in revenue is what makes Epic Games Store such an attractive place to release PC games.
While Epic Games Store does take a significantly smaller cut of the revenue, it also is still a new platform. In fact, it just launched a few months ago. Steam on the other hand has been around for many years. Valve has done a lot of upgrades and updates to the platform over the years. Steam has a lot of features that Epic Games Store simply does not have. For gamers and developers, it’s really a trade-off at this point. Steam offers achievements, cloud saves, and other options that Epic Games Store doesn’t offer yet.
Epic Games Store Continues to Attract Exclusive Releases such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ever since Epic Games Store went online, it has attracted many different exclusive releases with Ghost Recon Breakpoint being just the latest. Detroit: Become Human and Metro: Exodus both were released on Epic Games Store as an exclusive and skipped Steam altogether.
Epic Games has come out recently to say it would stop trying to get the exclusive deals if Valve would change the Steam policy. Epic Games wants Valve to take less of a revenue cut on the Steam games. Up to this point in time, Valve is continuing to take a large revenue cut for the games on Steam and Epic Games Store is continuing to get exclusive game releases.
If you would like to try out Ghost Recon Breakpoint, it will be released on October 4. The game will be available for both Xbox One and PS4 too. In order to play the game via the PC, you will need to purchase the game from either Epic Games Store or from the Uplay Store, which is the proprietary of Ubisoft. In the comments below, we want to know if you are going to be purchasing the game when it’s released later this fall.
Are you someone who is purchasing games from Epic Games Store or are you still using Steam? Do you think that Epic Games is really competition to Steam or just a fad that will slowly fade away? Is Valve doing the right thing by not moving the revenue cut down in order to compete better with Epic Games? How do you think this entire feud between Epic Games and Valve will end?