Ubisoft is the latest publisher to jump in bed with Valve, signing a huge 40 game deal with the online publisher and Half-Life
developer to bring games to the Steam service.
The deal is largest any publisher has yet signed with Valve, dwarfing those signed by Activision, SEGA, THQ, Eidos and Rockstar. Even Epic and id Software have been left in the dust by the gusto of Ubisoft.
Among the games to be distributed over Steam is the upcoming PC version of Assassin's Creed
, which will include expanded content and improved graphics over the console version.
The PC version of the game is available for pre-purchase now and will be made fully available online on the 9th of April - a day or two ahead of the European release date.
Ubisoft will also be bringing games from the Tom Clancy
, Might and Magic
and Far Cry
franchises to the Steam service. Personally though, if Beyond Good and Evil
isn't on offer then I'm not interested.
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