Ubisoft is considering porting games to the Steam Deck “if it’s popular enough.” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed this when he answered a question from an investor.
“We’re very excited to have the Steam Deck part of the gaming industry because that means there’s a constant influx of very innovative new hardware coming to the market. We’ll see how big it gets, but if it gets big enough, then our games will also come out,” said the CEO of Ubisoft.
Guillemot’s announcement is a bit odd. In 2019, Ubisoft was still discredited when The Division 2 was only released in the Epic Games Store, and later games no longer came to Steam. Ubisoft avoids Steam because it believes that giving 30% of its profits to Valve is too much. At the Epic Games Store, that’s just 12%.
Guillemot may see the Steam Deck as a separate platform, which, to be clear, is not the case. Guillemot does not reveal how popular the hybrid PC must be for Ubisoft.