Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is now available on Steam

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot as soon as mentioned that the absence of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Steam was “a constructive factor in the long term.” He maybe meant that solely within the sense that, in the long term, the sport would come to Steam anyway. That’s what has occurred now. As introduced late final yr, the open-world cowl shooter is now accessible on Steam after an exclusivity interval on the Epic and Ubisoft retailer.

The usual version is at present 70% off, making it simply £7.80 to seize from Steam.

Ubisoft introduced that extra of its video games can be returning to Steam in November 2022, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla the primary of the bunch. Roller Champions and Anno 1800 adopted, and The Division 2 is the primary of a second wave.

A Ubisoft spokesperson mentioned throughout the announcement that they had been “consistently evaluating tips on how to carry our video games to completely different audiences wherever they’re.” The ‘how’ is fairly straight ahead: you simply put the video games the place they was, placing them on Steam, earlier than Ubisoft determined they most well-liked their very own retailer and Epic’s 12% income reduce (versus Steam’s 30%).

As for The Division 2, it is numerous enjoyable in response to Brendy’s The Division 2 evaluation: “a kind of mega Snickers you possibly can solely discover within the films.” Additionally a sport the place an EMP blast causes a bunch of TV screens to flash the phrase “Fact” by means of digital noise. As Brendy wrote, “Wow, sport completed made me assume.”

I loved The Division 1 although, for its methodical cowl taking pictures and PvP extraction mode. The Division 2 is an improved model of the identical formulation, so in the end it is a good factor that it is lastly accessible the place extra gamers can attempt it out.