The Division 2 Passes On Steam In Favor Of Epic Games Store; System Requirements Revealed

the division 2 capitol burningWe’ve all been expecting Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 to launch on Steam right? Ubisoft even has a Steam landing page all set up for the game’s launch this March. Well, turns out that the Ubisoft has had a sudden change of heart and will not be launching The Division 2 on Steam. The Steam landing page has also since been removed.

Ubisoft Vice President Chris Early announced in an interview with VentureBeat today that they will be distributing the upcoming MMO shooter exclusively through UPlay and through Epic Games’ recently launched Epic Games Store. The game’s Steam landing page has since been removed.

“We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from preordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on March 15. Epic continues to disrupt the video game industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support.”

Valve’s game distribution platform, Steam, has been ruling the market for years but it looks like it just found itself a worthy competitor especially since Epic Games offers a better revenue split compared to Valve. Epic Games will take just 12% of the cut from games that earn more than $10 million, while Valve takes 20%.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is now available for pre-order on both UPlay and Epic Games Store starting today. Players who pre-order the game will be guaranteed access to the upcoming closed beta test regardless of whether they purchased the game through Ubisoft or through Epic.

Meanwhile, the developers have also published the official system requirements for the game along with a PC Features video to remind the gaming community that the PC version of The Division 2 is not a console port but a separate game that’s being worked on alongside the console versions. You can check out the official system requirements below and the PC Features video right after that.

PC System Requirements

Minimum – 1080p/30 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 ,8, 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-6350, Intel Core I5-2500K
  • Memory: Processor: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270, Nvidia Geforce GTX 670
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11, 12

Recommended – 1080p/60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7, 8 ,10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X , Intel Core I7-4790
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX 480, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11, 12

High – 1440p/60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 ,8, 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700, Intel Core I7-6700K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX Vega 56, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11, 12

Elite – 4K/60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 ,8, 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Intel Core I9-7900X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon VII, Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 TI
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11, 12