In short: Ubisoft and Steam went their separate ways about two years ago when the former decided to sell their digital PC games exclusively on Uplay and the Epic Games Store. However, new evidence shows that we may soon see Ubisoft games available again on the popular digital play store.
According to the guide You find By SteamDB maker Pavel Djundik, it appears that Valve has updated the Steam client and added the Ubisoft Connect PC client to the default package. If Steam is installed and updated, you should already have the client included with your installation.
Valve and Ubisoft have not officially commented, but if Djundik’s claims are true, at least one of them is expected to announce soon. It’s still not clear why Ubisoft is back, but there’s a good chance it’s being linked to the launch of Steam Deck, slated for February 2022.
Ubisoft Connect PC Client Added to Default Steam Bundle (All Accounts Have Default Access), New Ubisoft Games Coming to Steam?
– Pavel Djundyk (@thexpaw) November 29, 2021
Shortly after the handheld console was announced, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that if Valve’s portable console was big enough, Ubisoft would sell games via Steam again. The truth is, the console hasn’t released yet, but the sheer number of pre-orders that Valve has received so far may be enough to justify a Ubisoft comeback.
Ubisoft offers content on Steam including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Trials Rising, Far Cry New Dawn, The Crew 2, and more. The last game added was Space Junkies on March 26, 2019. Since then, Ubisoft has released many titles, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 among others.
In addition, the publisher is also working on a few Tom Clancy games, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and more. These games are just a few of the games that could make it to the Valve Store if the French publisher decides to return to Steam.
Another possible reason for the Ubisoft Connect client app on Steam is to update games that are already available, but they are much less exciting.
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