Ubisoft hasn’t released its core games on Steam for several years, and as of 2019, the company has decided to launch its PC games on its own store, Ubisoft Connect, and the Epic Games Store. However, times are changing as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hit Steam earlier today with a release date of December 6th.
This won’t be the only Ubisoft game to return to Steam, as Eurogamer reports that games like Anno 1800 and Roller Champions are coming soon too. However, only the latest Assassin’s Creed entry has a Steam launch date tied to it. Oddly enough, on the same day, Valhalla will receive its final update , ending the Eivor saga that began two years ago.
Please note that Anno 1800 was already available for purchase on Steam, albeit only in pre-order form. Although these early pre-orders were completed on Steam, the game was removed from the store at launch and has since been available to purchase only from Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store.
Ubisoft isn’t the only major publisher in recent times to dive into Steam’s huge audience: EA is back in 2019. Even Activision-Blizzard decided to release Call of Duty on the platform alongside Battle.net after a long absence.
While no announcements have yet been made about Ubisoft’s future plans for PC, it will be interesting to know if the company plans to release its future games on Steam on day one – with new Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and Avatar – or if it will use the platform as a way to double their more mature games with a live service.