Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the new chapter of the series, will arrive on PC only on UPlay and the Epic Games Store. For the first time, therefore, a title in the series of assassins will jump Steam to become Epic exclusive, obviously talking about third-party stores.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey and all the above are in fact available on Steam, while we do not know what the fate will be for Valhalla: it could indeed be a temporary exclusive, as happened with Bordelands 3. In this case, however, we are faced not with a 2K game but Ubisoft, which in the past has already published the shooter exclusively on Epic Games Store The Division 2, never landed on Steam.
Will the same fate apply to Assassin's Creed Valhalla? We can't know at the moment, but the words of Chris Early, vice president of Ubisoft, seem clear enough:
[Steam] has no idea where the world is today in terms of game distribution.
Usually Steam holds 30% of game sales, with the 70% for developers. THE'Epic Games Store instead reserve 88% to developers, which makes it much more convenient to publish on the Chinese store rather than Steam.
We will therefore see the new Assassin's Creed also on Steam in the future? At the moment it is unknown, who will want to buy Valhalla on PC will have to do it on UPlay o Epic Games Store.