Something strange has surely happened in the world of PC digital distribution today, with games from a number of companies, including EA, turning up on Ubisoft’s Uplay store. Ubisoft, via a press release, have announced that they will be providing games from:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
1C Company, bitComposer Games
Focus Home Interactive
Torn Banner Studios
Apparently, as an incentive to try the service out, when you spend more than $20US/$24.95AU/$34.95NZ Ubisoft will give you a free copy of your choce of: Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, From Dust, Might & Magic Heroes VI Deluxe Edition, Rayman Origins, The Settlers 7 Gold Edition, or World in Conflict: Complete Edition. This offer lasts from now to March 4, if you’re interested.
And, if you have Assassin’s Creed 3 or Far Cry 3, you can redeem all the Uplay rewards for free.
If that wasn’t enough, the Ubisoft press release also mentions that Ubisoft games will be available through EA’s Origin distribution platform, including the aforementioned Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3.
A list of the new games on Uplay that Ubisoft provided is below.
“Dead Space 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted… Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers (bitComposer), Arma 2: Complete Collection (Bohemia Interactive), Batman: Arkham City™ Game of the Year Edition (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Chivalry (Torn Banner Studios), Crusader Kings II (Paradox Interactive), Crysis® 3 (EA), Endless Space (Iceberg Interactive), King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North (1C Company), Orcs Must Die 2 (Robot Entertainment), Rochard® (Recoil Games), The Book of Unwritten Tales (Nordic Games), The Walking Dead© (Telltale Games) and To The Moon (Freebird Games)… SimCity Limited Edition [preorders]”
No mention of Steam. From anyone. Hmm.