Recent news dropped that EA and Ubisoft will be cross-pollinating their digital stores with one another's titles.
The move will see SimCity and Dead Space 3 being able to be sold by Ubisoft's store, while Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III can be grabbed from EA.
Counter-intuitive as it may seem, it would appear the pair are banding together to fight the common enemy of the heavily entrenched Steam, as evidenced in by the mention of 'choice' by Stephanie Perotti, Worldwide Director of Uplay at Ubisoft's statement, which reads:
“Adding excellent titles from EA, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and many other top developers to Uplay shop means that players now have more choice in where and how they purchase games online.”
In Australia and New Zealand, purchases of over AUD$24.95 and NZD$34.95 respectively will allow customers to also grab their choice of Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, From Dust, Might & Magic Heroes VI Deluxe Edition, Rayman Origins, The Settlers 7 Gold Edition or World in Conflict®: Complete Edition for free, as well as being able to redeem all Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3 Uplay rewards at no charge until 4th March.
Third party games now being sold through the Uplay store include:
- Electronic Arts
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- 1C Company
- bitComposer Games
- Bohemia Interactive
- Encore Software
- Focus Home Interactive
- Freebird Games
- Iceberg Interactive
- Nordic Games
- Paradox Interactive
- Recoil Games
- Robot Entertainment
- Telltale Games
- Torn Banner Studios