Ubisoft makes return to Steam with Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft makes return to Steam with Assassin's Creed Valhalla

French publisher Ubisoft is bringing its games back to PC with the forthcoming launch of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

That's according to Eurogamer, which reports that the title is coming to Valve's platform on December 6th. It's not the only one either – strategy game Anno 1800 and the free-to-play Roller Champions are also set to come to Steam, though there's no date pencilled in for those.

"We're constantly evaluating how to bring our games to different audiences wherever they are, while providing a consistent player ecosystem through Ubisoft Connect," a Ubisoft spokesperson said.

"Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800 and Roller Champions are among the Ubisoft titles that will be releasing on Steam."

This is the first time that Ubisoft has released a game on Steam since 2019's Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The French giant was one of many games companies in recent years to move away from Valve's PC service in favour of others – such as the Epic Games Store – and their own platforms. At the time, the company said that Steam's business model was "unrealistic".

Activision, for example, dropped Steam back in 2018 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, but made a return this year for Modern Warfare 2.

Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a freelance writer and journalist who worked with Ubisoft on The Making of Assassin's Creed: 15th Anniversary Edition

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.