Epic Games Gets Exclusive Rights For Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
With Fortnite becoming one of the most popular game in history, Epic Games now looks to venture into unknown waters, one which is currently being dominated by the Valve Corporation. Yes! you read that right. With the Epic Games Store now live, the Fortnite Devs are planning on taking on the video game purchasing and distribution giant, Steam and well, the first move has been made. Epic Games has just secured the exclusive rights for one of 2019’s most anticipated games, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
Epic Games Secures The Division 2 Rights
A while back, Epic Games came out with an announcement stating that it is going to be introducing the Epic Games Store which will give players a single platform to buy video games and interact with their developers. in just a few months, the online store has taken on some pretty big titles like Hades and Darksiders III. But with the new year kicking off, Epic Games looks to become even bigger. However, the approach they are taking on seems to be quite aggressive.
According to a recent post by Epic Games, Ubisoft has made a deal with them, granting them the exclusive rights to its upcoming MMORPG, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Furthermore, players who pre-order the game from the Epic Games Store will also be granted access to the game’s upcoming private beta.
“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from preordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on March 15. Epic continues to disrupt the videogame industry, and their third-party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support.” – Chris Early, Vice President of Partnerships
This is quite the big news for Epic Games, one which can and will cause a pretty heavy dent on Steam’s sales in the month of March. That being said, we see a war taking place in the coming days as Steam is not going to take this news very lightly. What do you think? Do you think this competition is going to be good for the gaming community or not? Let us know your say on the matter down below: