Assassin’s Creed Valhalla It will be released towards the end of the year and will be a cross-gen title, available on both PS4 and Xbox One, but also on future PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as on PC.
Unfortunately, it seems that we will not be able to impersonate the Vikings on Steam: Ubisoft has indeed confirmed that the title on PC will (obviously) be released on Uplay, but it will also be exclusive to Epic Games Store, making it the first Assassin’s Creed to skip the Valve store.
Despite the disappointment that will plague many PC players, this move was highly predictable: Ubisoft was one of the first software houses to support the Epic Games Store, with exclusive launch agreements for its triple-A, such as The Division 2. Most likely the agreement was also extended to accommodate the new assassination adventure. Could this also be due to the inviting and controversial percentages of income?
Unfortunately, we don’t want to dare to call Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla a temporal exclusive, given that the aforementioned The Division 2, launched in February 2019, has not yet landed on Steam and Ubisoft has not specified anything about it.
As far as we know so far, if you want to play the new Viking title on PC, you will need to arm yourself with an Epic Games or Uplay account.
What do you think? Did you expect it, or is it a surprise for you? Do you consider it a disappointing announcement, or have you never cared about the Steam vs Epic Games Store controversy?