Ubisoft has made the decision to bring Anno 1800 to Epic Games Store. The title is currently available to purchase on Steam, however, the game won’t be available on Steam after April 16.
In a note on the game’s official Steam page, it was announced by Steam that the publisher has decided to make Anno 1800 exclusive to another PC store. While Epic Games Store isn’t mentioned by name, judging by the recent wave of Epic Store exclusive games, it isn’t hard to figure out which PC store Anno is going to.
Sales of Anno 1800 will be discontinued on Steam after April 16th due to a publisher decision to make the game exclusive to another PC store.
The publisher has assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam, and Steam owners will be able to access the game and any future updates or DLC through Steam.
We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale after the April 16th release date.
After April 16, Anno will not be available for purchase but those who already bought a copy on Steam will have access to the game once it comes out. Anno 1800 is available on Epic Games Store for $59.99.
The news definitely won’t sit well with the gaming community. Epic Store buying exclusive games has been a topic of discussion among PC gamers. Most recently, Borderlands 3 fans were outraged to find out it won’t be available on Steam.
Many-banded together to review bomb previous Borderlands games on Steam. Valve quickly took action and removed troll reviews from Borderlands’ page.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Anno fans review bombing previous games in the series to protest Ubisoft’s decision.
Epic Store exclusive games lineup is growing and while fans aren’t happy about it, Epic isn’t bothered one bit.
Epic Games Store exclusive games lineup may further grow with future Ubisoft releases like Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, Splinter Cell, and more. However, Ubisoft games are available to purchase through uPlay which is still more consumer friendly than Epic Store.