Multiple Ubisoft Games Get Added to Steam’s Database
Following last week’s news that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had been added to Steam’s database, dataminer YoobieRE has claimed that two more Ubisoft games have since been added to Steam.
Roller Champions, a free-to-play title by Ubisoft Montreal, and a Project Orlando Beta (the Crew 3 “Motorfest”) have been added to the database.
When asked for official comment last week, Ubisoft told Insider Gaming that the company “doesn’t comment on rumors and speculation”.
The added titles bring Ubisoft’s game count to three titles added to the database, suggesting that the publisher could soon be moving back to the store.
In addition, Project Orlando’s appearance on Steam under the “BETA” tag suggests that the game is well into development and could be released in the coming months.
Insider Gaming understands that Project Orlando has seen extensive closed BETA playtests these past couple of months. Images and video provided to Insider Gaming anonymously show an almost completed game.
In 2019, it was announced that Ubisoft will be moving its games to the Epic Store as the move would allow Ubisoft to keep 88% of its game sales earnings versus only 70% on Steam.
During the partnership announcement in 2019, Tim Sweeney, founder, and CEO of Epic said “We aim to provide the most publisher-friendly store, providing direct access to customers and an 88% revenue split, enabling game creators to further reinvest in building great games.”
The move, however, could suggest that the current deal is soon to expire and that Ubisoft wasn’t finding its Epic Store sales as high as Steam to make up for the 18% savings.