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Anno 1800 will be taken off Steam at release and moved to Epic Games Store

Ubisoft will take its upcoming simulation title Anno 1800 off Steam following its April 16 release.

The Anno 1800 page on Steam has posted a notice stating the game will be removed from the store on April 16.

According to Valve, Ubisoft made the decision to "make the game exclusive to another PC store." That store being the Epic Games Store.

"The publisher has assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam," reads the store page. "Steam owners will be able to access the game and any future updates or DLC through Steam.

"We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale after the April 16th release date."

Ubisoft announced earlier this month at GDC 2019 it would extend its PC deal with Epic Games Store and release “several major PC releases” on the store. The deal was struck after The Division 2's release on the service proved successful.

The publisher said titles included in its back catalog would become part of the Epic Game Store's free game program.

Thanks, Neowin.

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