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Ubisoft Biggest Titles Disappear from Steam Globally

Ubisoft's biggest three titles; Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity and The Crew have all disappeared from Steam on a global scale. What was thought to originally be a UK issue has now spread throughout the digital market of Steam, with no sight of the game anywhere.

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Robochobo1538d ago

Rest in Pepperoni Ubisoft's digital sales.

lelo2play1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

Do you guys know that every game sold on Steam, Valve receives 30%.
Ubisoft realizes that well known games like Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity and The Crew don't necessarily need Steam to sell. They prefer selling directly on Uplay, that way keeping those extra 30%.
EA did the same thing with Origin.

... and if those new games from Ubisoft (and EA) come with the same protection that FIFA 15 and Lords of the Fallen have, pirate bay is not going to be much help.

EDIT: Like I was saying...
http://n4g.com/news/1616833...

turdburgler10801538d ago

Wow! Thirty percent. That's a hefty chunk of change to fork over for digital distribution through steam. When you factor in advertising costs and everything else that's alot.

@madmonkey01

Pirate bay is always busy.

morganfell1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

30% does seem like a chunk but you have to realize all of the structure is handled for you. All of the servers, purchasing structure, everything. Other than patches and add-ons, which go onto Steam, everything is managed for you. And it is a solid network.

I look at the last PC game I bought by Ubisoft, AC3, and it ran on Ubi's ridiculoius Uplay network. Their entire structure is just horrendous. An atrocious network.

Feralkitsune1538d ago

Maybe I wouldn't mind if Uplay was as reliable as Steam or even Origin.

BattleAxe1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

Origin has the most to gain from this move, since they have a partnership with Ubisoft. People seem to be more hesitant to buy directly from UPlay as opposed to Origin, and many people already have an established library of games on Origin.

I'm surprised that EA doesn't have a ticker on their main page like Steam, showing Far Cry 4, Assassins Creed Unity and The Crew along with Dragonage, BF4 and Titanfall. Instead, you have to search to find all of Ubisoft's new games.

dreamoner1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

So Valve receives 30%, I hear sony&microsoft receive 45% on their consoles.

Bladesfist1538d ago

30% is nothing when you look at the consumer base it opens up for you. I would expect it to be much more expensive to try and reach those numbers without it.

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TonyPT1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

It's funny, just found this piece of news and decided to open my dusty ubisoft client. And as of now, it already updated itself 10+ times and still going for it.

Yeah, I agree with what most people are saying here that their client software is not the best at all.

I was actually interested in unity for co op with my brother and wife, but I'm just not sure anymore. I'm not very patient nowadays with buggy software, as they already had enough time to improve their service.

I'm a programmer as well, so it's easy for me to say that they are just being lazy (or incompetent) when dealing with improving uplay.

Edit: Damm it, still trying to update itself. Had to close it down and probably will need to reinstall this bloody thing.

Antifan1538d ago

Oh well, that's less sales for you, ubi...you morons.

Pandamobile1538d ago

Wait, I thought Ubisoft loved money.

Psychotica1538d ago

There is supposed to be a big demo of the game tomorrow on Twitch @noon PST. People should go on there to voice their displeasure..

Orbilator1538d ago

Are you gabe in disguise looool? Give us a steam client that dont bloat up my pc with crap i dont want, you get the big picture? Loool

Tempest3171538d ago

can you explain this bloat? I have used steam since 2004 and I don't recall ever thinking it to be bloated

TheWackyMan1538d ago

the steam client has bloat? what are you talking about, goy? Do you have a toaster for a computer?

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