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The Division 2 to not be sold on any 3rd party sites after March 15th, following Epic's deal with Ubisoft

 

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Hey Community!
Sadly we have to announce you that Ubisoft will not allow digital third party stores, such as Gamesplanet, to sell Division 2 after its release on March 15th 2019. After this date, the game will digitally only be available through Ubisoft's Store and another exclusive digital store. This will also be true for all upcoming game content such as Season Pass, Extensions, etc.
Take the opportunity to buy at Gamesplanet until March 15th 2019 and make use of the paysafecard promotion as this will be available until the game will be pulled from our stores.
We won't be able to solve some support requests (e.g. key activated on the wrong Ubisoft account) after March 15th, as we won't have any more keys to exchange/swap. Please address your support requests to Ubisoft directly for such cases.
Worry not, all purchases that have been completed on Gamesplanet will be honoured. This is also true for gifts, no matter if these have been picked up or not.
Obviously, we are not happy about this decision.
The Gamesplanet Team

 

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Smart ploy from them. People will just buy through Uplay, where they get all the money. It's win/win as far as Ubisoft are concerned. They can pass the buck of hate over to Epic while still profiting over it.

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I'm actually surprised at how few people are playing this on my friends list. There's more than Anthem but that isn't really saying much.

 

I never thought it'd be as dominant as the first game but only seeing 5 or 6 people playing it is a lot lower player count than I was expecting. 

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Why people get up in arms about exclusivity on PC? I’m not a PC gamer so maybe I’m missing something obvious. Is there like a thing that makes it anti PC consumer or is it just a change that crowd isn’t used too? 

 

Exclusives games are good, in my opinion. Helps boost competition. 

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12 minutes ago, Maf said:

Why people get up in arms about exclusivity on PC? I’m not a PC gamer so maybe I’m missing something obvious. Is there like a thing that makes it anti PC consumer or is it just a change that crowd isn’t used too? 

 

Exclusives games are good, in my opinion. Helps boost competition. 

this isn't exclusive in the same way as God of War or Halo though

 

There isn't really a console equivalent, and I'm not as diehard as some people, but, it's a bit like if you could only buy your games from Amazon, and you had to pay Amazon prices, and you also had to boot the game from an Amazon app rather than just your Playstation HDD where all your other games are

 

fwiw I don't mind Uplay, the Epic game store I'm more wary of but it's probably fine. New launchers do mean new friends lists, less features than Steam, and having to boot/launch a new launcher

 

generally it means you'll end up paying more for games that are less convenient to use, it's certainly not in the users best interest

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18 minutes ago, Maf said:

Exclusives games are good, in my opinion. Helps boost competition. 

 

It's not really competition if it's available in fewer places.

It won't be available on third party sites for PC like Greenmangaming , humble etc. so there'll only be the one price.

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3 minutes ago, DANGERMAN said:

fwiw I don't mind Uplay, the Epic game store I'm more wary of but it's probably fine. New launchers do mean new friends lists, less features than Steam, and having to boot/launch a new launcher

 

One of the better things about Steam is their download speeds, they're pretty much the best out there. The community boards, guides and walkthroughs etc. can be useful, but are also full of gamers...

 

Meanwhile, the Epic store doesn't have a search option.

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I'm surprised this did relatively poorly compared to the first game, I guess without digital numbers we can't get a full picture but it does sound like it didn't meet expectations on console at least. 

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People are probably wary. There's a lot of games or games as a service that have basically pissed in the pool and people aren't even wanting to dip a toe in until people reassure them that the water's lovely and piss free.

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I think digital sales have definitely meant a decrease in physical sales figures. I wouldn’t go digital usually for a new game due to price,but I know some people that always do that.

 

Still,maybe some were put off by the huge 90gb install on PS4. That’s a significant ammount of space,and we can’t all afford external hard drives.

Plus with it being a “live service”,it would be taking that space up for months.

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I wonder how significantly digital sales have increased? The original game was released in 2016 which you could certainly call well into the digital/download era.

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