It appears Assassin’s Creed Mirage won’t be on Steam at launch

It appears Assassin’s Creed Mirage won’t be on Steam at launch
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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It’s come to the attention of AC fans that October’s release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage won’t be available on Steam, at least at launch.

Players browsing the game’s official website in the wake of the release date announcement during the PlayStation Showcase have noted the page says the game will launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Epic, PC and Amazon Luna. Notable by its absence is that of Valve’s Steam platform, which seems to imply it won’t make it to the popular digital marketplace right away.

Ubisoft games had previously been missing from Steam for some time – thanks to an agreement between the publisher and the Epic Game Store for the latter to get first dibs on Ubisoft titles that started with The Division 2 in 2019. It’s not clear whether this agreement has now expired, but in the past six months – a number of games – including most recent AC title Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – finally arrived on the platform back in December.

Of course, the circumstances are not clear at the moment. It’s possible that any agreement is still in place for ‘new’ Ubisoft releases, or it could simply be that – given Assassin’s Creed Mirage was announced before the other Ubisoft titles returned to Steam – that Mirage is still under the terms of the old agreement. At the time of writing, Ubisoft is yet to make an official confirmation – but we’ve reached out for comment – and will let you know if they respond.

The Epic Game Store isn’t your only option for getting the game on PC mind, as the game will still be available through Ubisoft’s own bespoke store and client – and will also be available as a part of the Ubisoft+ subscription service. But of course, there are those who like to keep their games in one place, and as Steam is one of the most popular choices – you can understand the frustration of some fans.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to arrive on October 12, 2023.

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