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Post by Dan @ 10:29am 20/02/13 | 1 Comments
In an interview with GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft's Uplay director has confirmed that games from both Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will soon be available for purchase on Ubi's own Uplay digital distribution service for PC games, as well as an assortment of smaller publishers and indie developers --claiming to have 25 to 30 titles preparing to launch, from 15 third party partners.
"We've been working on this for some time. We've been launching our own Uplay shop, and we wanted to make sure we offer a good experience from the start so we had to work on both the technical setup and all the negotiation with partners, and we thought the timing was good after the release of very strong PC titles from Ubisoft but also from partners."

So far Ubisoft has confirmed titles from Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 1C Company, Interactive, Freebird Games, Iceberg Interactive, Nordic Games, Paradox Interactive, Recoil Games, Robot Entertainment, Telltale Games, and Torn Banner Studios.
The article also notes that Ubisoft's titles will soon be coming to EA's Origin, adding to a similarly growing list of third parties already selling on the service, and mentions that the publishers games won't be departing Steam either.

Even though it's undoubtedly spurred by collective corporate concerns of Steam's growing monopoly on PC digital distribution, it's nice to see these rival publishers playing nice and increasing the value proposition of their respective online services.

Update: An official press release brings word of some of the specific third party games that will be sold on Uplay:
Among the numerous third-party games that will be available through Uplay shop players will be able to download Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers (bitComposer), Arma 2: Complete Collection (Bohemia Interactive), Batman: Arkham City™ Game of the Year Edition (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Chivalry (Torn Banner Studios), Crusader Kings II (Paradox Interactive), Crysis® 3 (EA), Endless Space (Iceberg Interactive), King's Bounty: Warriors of the North (1C Company), Orcs Must Die 2 (Robot Entertainment), Rochard® (Recoil Games), The Book of Unwritten Tales (Nordic Games), The Walking Dead© (Telltale Games) and To The Moon (Freebird Games).
Not a bad start.












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qmass
Posted 10:37am 20/2/13
I guess it would be ideal if you could get any game on any of the services (more like consoles rather than publisher stores) so that you could pick the one you like and stick with it.. and maybe this is a move towrds that. In the mean time I wonder if this means that uplay is going to run via an origin shortcut, like steam allows, or if it means you can have some kind of control over which s***** achievement engine you hate least - ie. uplay sucks s*** so ideally, if you purchase through origin, you wont have to ever see uplay. Of course, that sounds too good to be true...
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