Steam Deck might bring Ubisoft back onto the platform
By Ray Ampoloquio July 19, 2021
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared his thoughts about the Steam Deck during an earnings call.
Guillemot expressed that he is happy to "see Steam Deck coming to the industry" and that the company "will look and see how big it becomes".
He later added that Ubisoft will put its games on it "if it's big."
Of course, Guillemot probably wasn't referring to the Steam Deck itself, but the Steam platform.
At the moment, Ubisoft still has more than a dozen quality titles available on Steam.
However, the company's more recent releases are available exclusively on the Epic Games Store and its own Ubisoft Store.
Back in 2019, the Ubisoft CEO explained that this was a financial decision.
It will be a huge win for everyone if the Steam Deck does indeed convince Ubisoft to relist its games on Steam.
Rough estimates put Steam at having a 50% to 70% market share in the PC games market.
It also seems to be the preferred digital games distribution platform by nearly everyone on the PC.
For what it's worth, Epic has tried its best to make the Epic Games Store a more attractive alternative.
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