Ubisoft has migrated over to the Epic Games Store, but has since said they will consider putting titles on Steam Deck.
Ubisoft may be rethinking their decision to leave Steam releases behind ahead of Valve’s upcoming hand held console, Steam Deck.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot spoke out in the companies Q1 earnings call in response to an investor question regarding Steam Deck and if it would encourage Ubisoft to release games on the platform.
He replied “We’re happy to see Steam Deck coming to the industry, it shows that it continues a flow of very innovative new hardware coming to the market”.
He also went on to say “So we will look and see how big it becomes, but if it’s big we will be able to put our games on it.”
It would make sense for Ubisoft to release games on the title as they already possess a fairly large selection of games on Steam already, however in the past few years we have seen it leave in favour of the Epic Games Store.
Guillemot pointed out that this decision was made with the intention of guiding players to its own Ubisoft Store.
Along with the fact that Epic Games Store offers better terms than most as it only keeps a 12% cut from its publishers.
Steam Deck will be a handheld gaming PC which would mean that gamers would have access to Steams games library as soon as the device is released.
The device will also be capable of running other store fronts and the Epic Game Store so it could be that Ubisoft continue with its current strategy.
Fans will have to see what is in store for the future, but in the meantime be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.