Ubisoft is one of the largest video game companies in the world, even if it seems to be going through a rough patch in recent times.
However, the French powerhouse is still gearing up to release new games, relying on its two most popular franchises (Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed) in order to return to the glory days.
Earlier this year, rumors pointed to new Far Cry games being in development, and now Ubisoft has revealed that the most recent entry in the series will be launching on Steam this spring as reported on VG247.com.
You see, while Far Cry 6 launched to critical acclaim back in October 2021 (and it also sold well, although not as well as the earlier Far Cry 5), it only did so on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft’s on Connect platform, skipping the Steam store on PC (it was also released for consoles, of course).
This had some PC users miffed, taking into account that Steam is more popular than Epic’s store, and might have decided to forego purchasing the game back in 2021. But Ubisoft has now answered their prayers, and will be releasing Far Cry 6 on Steam on May 11. Far Cry 6’s release on Valve’s platform will be followed by the release of other Ubisoft games: Rainbow Six Extraction, Riders Republic and Monopoly Madness are also coming to Steam in June this year.
But whatever the naysayers might have said, it was obvious that Far Cry 6 and the others would be hitting Steam at some point. Ubisoft began releasing its games on Steam again last year, with the likes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hitting the platform in late 2022. So it was pretty obvious that the trend would continue and that the latest Far Cry game would eventually find its way to Steam too.
Apparently, Ubisoft no longer thinks Steam taking a bigger cut of its profit than the Epic Games Store is an issue (this was rumored to be the reason behind Far Cry 6 not launching on Steam in the first place). But given the majority of the game’s sales were during its launch window, Ubisoft will have no problem featuring the game on Steam now…
Far Cry 6’s availability on Steam means that those PC gamers who had refrained from getting the game due to its Epic Store exclusivity will be able to do so this May, and take part in the game’s revolutionary war to topple a dictator in what is one of the best first-person shooters released in the last couple of years.