Ubisoft’s exclusive deal with the Epic Games Store to sell Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is exclusive enough to have the game barred from sale on other third-party online stores after its launch date.
As picked up by ResetEra user GhostTrick, U.K. online retailer GamesPlanet recently updated its PC listing for The Division 2 with a notice announcing that, following the game’s March 15th launch, GamesPlanet and other third-party retailers will no longer be permitted to sell The Division 2. After this date, the game will only be available through the Uplay Store and “another exclusive digital store,” which we know to be the Epic Games Store.
This restriction will extend to all purchasable post-launch content, and will prevent GamesPlanet from addressing certain support requests. However, all purchases made until after the launch date will be honored.
Ubisoft’s exclusive retail deal with Epic seemed originally meant to exclude Steam. It was unclear at the time that other digital PC key resellers would be stopped from selling the game, but at least the others can still sell it up through launch day.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is slated to launch March 15th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. With the release coming as soon as next week, the game’s launch trailer recently dropped to call all agents to arms.
Source: PC Gamer