If you haven’t purchased Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC already, you actually can’t do so from Steam or Uplay anymore. Both sites have unlisted the game and you can’t even find it anymore. Could Assassin’s Creed 3 be the next Epic Store exclusive? Fans hope not.
Just to clarify, if you already pre-purchased the game, you’ll still get it from the Steam/Uplay client. This is similar to how Metro Exodus was swept up by the Epic Store with pre-orders still being honored by Steam. Again though, with Assassin’s Creed 3, it’s just a theory so far.
I haven’t been following Assassin’s Creed myself since Revelations so this doesn’t bother me too much. Though it’ll suck for people looking forward to the game if Assassin’s Creed 3 is an Epic Store exclusive.
Merely speculation at this point, however. There’s still the heavy off chance that this is either a glitch, quick-fix or even a price readjustment going on.
If you’re wondering why a migration to the Epic Store sucks for us, it has to do mainly with the fact that Epic cares more about developers than consumers. They’ve proved that with multiple features in their client.
Another reason I speculate that Assassin’s Creed 3 might be an Epic Store exclusive is the fact that Ubisoft has sort of done this before. Though it’s not exclusive, the Division 2 is, in fact, available on the Epic Store instead of Steam.
The game’s also available on Uplay though, Ubisoft’s own launcher. That’s why there’s a heavy side of the argument that Assassin’s Creed 3 won’t be an exclusive per-say. I mean why would Ubisoft make one of their own games unavailable on their own launcher?
The game is still available at the Ubisoft website at its original base price. Hopefully that means they’re fixing the issue as we speak, Ubisoft has yet to release a statement about the situation.