UPDATE: Ubisoft’s upcoming PC releases disappear from Steam
UPDATE: as of this morning, all three missing Ubisoft titles have returned to Steam Stores.
ORIGINAL STORY:Three of Ubisoft’s biggest upcoming titles have disappeared from the Steam Store. Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew were all available for pre-order via Valve’s shopfront, but disappeared from the UK Store. A few hours later, all three games were removed globally.
This was initially picked up by website PCGamesN, which received a statement from Ubisoft regarding Unity: “We’ve been in discussions with Valve about Assassin’s Creed Unity but for the time being the game is not available via Steam in the UK. In the meantime, UK customers wishing to purchase the game digitally can do so by visiting the Uplay store, our retail partners or other digital distributors.”
That statement was made before the games disappeared globally. All three titles are still available via digital distribution platforms like Ubisoft’s own Uplay, and third-parties like Amazon, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, and GameStop.
What exactly the issue is isn’t clear. PCGamesN suggested it could have been a pricing discrepancy between Steam and other platforms, but that was when this was isolated to the UK. Now that the disappearance is global, there’s obviously something else going on. Valve has not responded to requests for information, and so far Ubisoft has only released that above initial statement.
In related news, the PC requirements for Far Cry 4 have been released, and they’re pretty tame. You can check them out below.
MINIMUM Supported OS Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only) Processor Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz Memory 4GB Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 (1GB VRAM) Direct X Version 11 Hard Drive 30 GB available space Sound Card DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
OPTIMAL Supported OS MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only) Processor Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better Memory 8GB Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon R9 290X or better (2GB VRAM) Direct X Version 11 Hard Drive 30 GB available space Sound Card DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers