Assassins Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 And The Crew Pulled From Steam Stores Worldwide

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:45 PM
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So, yesterday we reported that Ubisoft had no plans to make its upcoming stable of games available for the UK on Steam. Now it appears that overnight the trio of of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, and The Crew are being removed from the Steam stores worldwide, and users who have pre-ordered any of these titles are getting error messages.

Other Ubisoft titles that have already been released look to be remaining on the Steam store, so this appears to be a problem only affecting its upcoming titles. Ubisoft claimed yesterday that it was still in discussions with Valve, but with Assassin’s Creed Unity launching in just a few days time is running out to come to an agreement.

It remains unclear what exactly the situation is here, with Ubisoft support admitting that it too doesn’t know what’s going on here, writing “At this time Steam has removed the purchase option for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Unfortunately we do not have the information as to why they have removed the ability. Usually these issues are caused by purchasing problems and are resolved quickly. For more information, I would recommend contacting Steam’s support team to verify at what time the option to purchase will be returned.

Of course this could be a case of left arm not knowing what the right is doing, as orders from up top of Ubisoft hierarchy may be seeing this as an opportunity to push its Uplay storefront. In terms of profitability Ubisoft has plenty to gain from moving everyone to Uplay; here it’s fixing high price points of £50 while simultaneously avoiding paying out the 30% cut to Valve. The only problem with this is that PC gamers seem pretty averse to using Uplay, and many may choose to avoid these titles completely.

What do you think’s going on with Ubisoft and Valve? Do you think we’re seeing a splitting off of Ubisoft products exclusive to its own store? Let us know!

Would these titles being exclusive to Uplay put you off buying any of them?

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09:46 Nov-09-2014

This smells like work of the canadian devil (latest south park episode ) :D

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00:34 Nov-09-2014

I really like keeping all of my games in one library on one client. Origin has screwed that up for me already & I stopped buying EA games because of it. I can stop buying Ubisoft games just as easy. The only game I have ever bought from Origin was ME3 & that was just because I wanted to finish the ME story. After that I have skipped every game exclusive to Origin. I will do the same with Uplay.

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13:44 Nov-08-2014

Doesn't bother me slightly. I just get my games from allkeyshop and put in the key where ever it tells me to.

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12:12 Nov-08-2014

£49.99 for a video game is insane. That's nearly $80! How much are the games on the US steam store, anyone?

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13:57 Nov-08-2014

around $60

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07:01 Nov-08-2014

Update: Farcry 4, Assassin's creed unity, and The Crew are now back on steam.

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09:56 Nov-08-2014

I just checked to, and they are there.

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16:53 Nov-08-2014

That's the outcome of the 'I won't buy it unless it's in my Steam's Library' power.
Money talks, and not the porno.

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18:21 Nov-08-2014

Agreed. No steam, no buy.
Haha yeah.

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04:36 Nov-08-2014

this is why i have xbox one, as well as pc. ._.

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04:56 Nov-08-2014

Finally found someone on GD who doesnt hates XB1 and actually has one

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07:31 Nov-08-2014

I'm also thinking of buying one... Next year though... Not enough free time right now... I have the cash, but not the time... Prices is probably gonna drop next year anyway...

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14:03 Nov-08-2014

Why? Xbone sucks pretty hard. Hardware are worthless and the only good thing is that you can rest your feet on it, really.

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01:54 Nov-08-2014

Guys, from here, I see all 3 games at steam...

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02:43 Nov-08-2014

Game-debate like to follow the hate-train and just make bull**** articles that are "true" until people confirm it's not like they first thought. Maybe they shouldn't speculate as much and make some better content?

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10:08 Nov-08-2014

The 3 games weren't on Steam yesterday.
GD wasn't lying about anything when the article was posted.

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14:04 Nov-08-2014

Yeah, but they were alittle fast to jump the gun to make this article.

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15:19 Nov-08-2014

GD's not creating any hate-train. In fact, GD's not the first to write an article about this, pretty much every gaming site have wrote about this before GD did.

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23:57 Nov-07-2014

I would buy it on Uplay if two things change:




  1. Ubisoft/Everyone stops charging Full retail price for non-physical copies of games. Paying £50 for something made with components that cost money is fine, but not paying the same amount for something not in the physical world.




  2. Make it more like Steam. Atm Uplay sucks balls.




As of now bought the game off a key purchase site for £26.

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23:12 Nov-07-2014

They were gone from the US steam store but seem to be back now. Actually steam has assassins creed unity as one of the pop ups when you first enter steam.

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20:15 Nov-07-2014

Their marketing team probably has the combined IQ of mustard...

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19:22 Nov-07-2014

Hey 78 people who said YES!
''Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Uplay Account Required''
U WOT M9?

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19:12 Nov-07-2014

Lol, Uplay.

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18:46 Nov-07-2014

They are back again.

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16:53 Nov-07-2014

Looks like I'm gonna stick to Skyrim for some more.

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16:42 Nov-07-2014

Just checked Steam (NA) and Far Cry 4 and ACU are both up there and able to be preordered. I guess they got it worked out.

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16:49 Nov-07-2014

Yeah, in the US here, and my preorders are still there.

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16:38 Nov-07-2014

gave up on uplay a while back when they started to block my game from me until I showed proof with the steam people that I purchased the game on steam. These people are rude as heck, and well yup Im done with ubisoft and especially uplay

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16:31 Nov-07-2014

It may not even be Ubisofts fault. Let's just wait and see. Sure, Watch Dogs was a let down in many ways, but who knows, maybe Far Cry 4, ACU, and The Crew will be well optimized gems. Every company has its faults, but the fact still remains, UbiSoft makes some AMAZING games. Just some food for thought.


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16:16 Nov-07-2014

What's Uplay?

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16:56 Nov-07-2014

A special DRM software which Ubisoft claims is to reduces piracy but encourages it and also it screws up your game performance even if you have a monster rig...

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17:06 Nov-07-2014

How can it reduce the performance?

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17:10 Nov-07-2014

High usage of RAM. Not like Steam or Origin (especially Origin!!!) don't do that, though..
It's mostly hate due to major bugs, which affect gaming experience.

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17:17 Nov-07-2014

in its simplest definition its another way for ubisoft to irritate you and stick a finger up your bottom.

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23:03 Nov-07-2014

Remember when people googled basic stuff? Pepperidge farm remembers..

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16:08 Nov-07-2014

It seems to me like they are trying to fail on purpose or they just too greedy.

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15:40 Nov-07-2014

ahoy there matey! we shall commandeer yer game from the pirate bay! yahaar!!


no but seriously all jokes aside ubisoft executives are on some serious drugs.

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