Yesterday it came to light that Ubisoftâ€™s upcoming holiday lineup of titles, including Assassinâ€™s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew, were all removed from Steam in the UK. At the time we thought that maybe Ubisoft had struck a deal with a UK high-street retailer however, the plot has since thickened and Ubisoftâ€™s upcoming titles are no longer available on Steam in any region.
Unfortunately for PC gamers, nobody seems to know what is going on. Ubisoftâ€™s official Twitter account responded to questions on the matter, stating that it is â€œlooking in to itâ€ and will provide more information on the matter once they have it. Valve on the other hand has also yet to provide any details.
All three Ubisoft titles were available just a day or two ago and now they are gone in Europe, Australia, the US and the UK. However, Assassinâ€™s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 are both available on EAâ€™s Origin service. Is it possible that Valve and Ubisoft had a dispute over pricing? Or maybe the two companies fell out over DLC policies, much like EA and Valve did.
Either way, we can only speculate for now and wait for either Ubisoft or Valve to respond. It will certainly be interesting to see how this plays out.