Ubisoft announced PCGamer publication that the network shooter XDefiant will only be available in the Connect Ubisoft launcher on the PC. There were talks about releasing the title in other stores, but for now the game will be available only in the publisher’s brand store.
If you’ve played Ubisoft titles on PC before, this isn’t a big problem. Even when purchasing games from EGS or Steam, the Ubisoft Connect app still needed to be launched.
Probably, the decision with the release of XDefiant only in the company’s launcher is due to the fact that Ubisoft does not want to give commission for in-game purchases to other companies.
The first tests of XDefiant will begin on August 5 in the US. The game will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.