Two Of The Year's Biggest PC Games Are Missing From One Country's Steam Store

Two of Ubisoft's biggest games for the year — and indeed, two of the bigger PC releases for the year — are Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3. So it's weird that, unlike most other places on Earth, neither is yet available on the UK's Steam servers.

"We've been in discussions with Valve about Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, but for the time being the games are not available via Steam in the UK," an Ubisoft rep told PCGamesN.

"In the meantime, UK customers wishing to purchase either of these games can do so by visiting the Uplay store, our retail partners or other digital distributors. Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 are available on Steam in other regions outside the UK."

What's weird about this is that it's not an EA-like situation where the publisher is pulling their games so they can force customers to buy them on their own store, in this case Ubisoft's Uplay. As the rep says, my copy of Assassin's Creed III is on Steam, and Far Cry 3 is also available for preorder. Just like they are for everyone else on Earth who doesn't live in the UK.

Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 not available on UK Steam Store; "We've been in discussions with Valve" - Ubisoft [PCGamesN]


Comments

    So it's a Valve decision that's stopping it? Maybe Valve think the Brits will get offended about killing their ancestors in AC3 or something.

    Uk residents can just but a steam cd-key of greenman gaming for about half the price steam would charge anyway, but when I tried to buy Far Cry 3 of GMG it said "we can only sell ubisoft games in the E.U.".

    Sounds like UK is getting fucked over a little, I suggest just importing from AUS an NZ if it comes down to it. I'm in AUS and I import uncut and banned games from NZ from www.mightyape.co.nz it's quite handy.

    they poor sods in the UK could ask their international mates to gift it to them.. like i did for l4d:2 uncut hehehehehehehe.

    You need to set up an EU VPN to purchase the game from GMG. Or, since Ubisoft revel in making it so hard for paying customers to play their games, you could just pirate it for a no-fuss, DRM-free experience; the choice is yours.

    buy it elsewhere, activate on steam! (if steam doesn't like your country (eg. from the ip address) spotflux or simular will fix that for you ;). Problem solved!

    Or you can go to WOWHD.com.au and buy a physical copy of Far Cry 3 on PC for 26 bucks. Yep, less then half of what it is on Steam, at least in Australia.

    Interesting.. GMG had pre-orders on Far Cry 3 for the EU weeks before everywhere else.. not even sure GMG has the pre-order for NA and AUS yet even.. but yes, like the previous poster I've gone with a physical copy that worked out half the price of even the US Steam price for this game.. first time in ages this has happened on a Ubi title..

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