Yesterday, Ubisoft officially announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will be releasing later this year and will see players step into the shoes of the Ghosts once again as they battle to survive the huge open-world island of Aurora.
It’s been confirmed that Breakpoint will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. However, while the game will definitely be coming to PC, Ubisoft has confirmed that it will not be releasing on Steam. Instead, PC gamers will only be able to grab Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from either Uplay or the Epic Games Store.
Given Ubisoft’s recent decision to ditch Steam in favour of its own online store, as well as the Epic Games Store, this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Epic Games has secured a number of exclusivity deals over the past few months, and Ubisoft’s decision to use the Epic Games Store as their only third-party online store only goes to strengthen Epic Games’ hand even further.
Anno 1800 and The Division 2 are only currently available to purchase on the Epic Games Store, as well as Uplay. Ubisoft angered many PC gamers when they offered Anno 1800 for sale through Steam right up until the day of release, after which point the game could only be purchased from Epic Games. This won’t be a problem this time, however, as Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will not be offered for sale on Steam whatsoever.
Unlike a lot of other games, Ubisoft titles purchased through Steam required gamers to link their Uplay account to Steam in order to play it. Given that a Uplay account was required for all Ubisoft purchases made through Steam, this decision likely won’t inconvenience gamers too much.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will release worldwide on October 4th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.