Ubisoft’s Anno 1800 is the most recent game to drop from Steam in favour of the Epic Games retailer – although, like The Division 2 earlier than it, the game will nonetheless be obtainable via Ubisoft’s personal Uplay launcher. Anno 1800 has been obtainable for pre-orer on Steam for fairly awhile now, which suggests there are all types of questions on how all these purchases will likely be fulfilled.
Pre-orders will stay up on Steam till the game releases on April 16. Every order made up till that date will likely be fulfilled on Steam, and people gamers will get all future updates and patches via Valve’s consumer as ordinary, similtaneously different platforms. There gained’t be any points with multiplayer, both – Steam, Uplay, and Epic gamers will all be capable to play collectively.
The one factor you gained’t get entry to on Steam is the open beta, which is scheduled to run from April 12 to April 14. It’ll be a free obtain for everybody on each Uplay and the Epic retailer, however Steam is not going to host the beta.
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At GDC, Epic stated it didn’t need to repeat the Metro Exodus scenario (as PC Gamer reported), and in equity this Anno 1800 rollout is totally different. Metro as pulled from Steam forward of launch, and whereas pre-orders the place honoured, the sudden gross sales cutoff rang bitterly for a lot of gamers.
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Ubisoft’s games making the change to Epic haven’t hit as exhausting as different exclusives, since each a lot of the firm’s titles run via Uplay no matter the place they’re initially offered.