Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is now on Steam
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot once said that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Being absent from Steam is “a long-term positive”. Maybe he’s just saying it in the sense that in the long run the game is coming to Steam anyway. That’s what happened now. As announced late last year, this open-world shooter is now available on Steam after a period of Epic and Ubisoft exclusives.
The Standard Edition is currently on 70% off, only £7.80 to get it from Steam.
Ubisoft announced that many of their games are coming back to Steam in November 2022, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla being the first of the bunch. This was followed by Roller Champions and Anno 1800, and The Division 2 was the first of the second wave.
A Ubisoft spokesperson said in the announcement that they are “continuously evaluating how to bring our games to different audiences no matter where they are.” The ‘how’ is pretty simple: you just have to get the games back to where they were, by putting them on Steam, before Ubisoft decides they’d rather have their own storefront and cut sales. collected 12% (compared to Steam’s 30%) of Epic.
As for The Division 2, it’s a big silly fun according to Bredy’s Evaluation of subdivision 2 – “one of those giant Snickers candies you can only find in movie theaters.” Also a game where an EMP explosion causes a series of TV screens to flash the word “Truth” through digital noise. As Brendy wrote, “Well, the finished game got me thinking.”
Even so, I enjoyed The Division 1 for its methodical shooting and PvP mining mode. Division 2 is a better version of the same formula, so it’s good that it’s finally available where more players can try it out.