Star Wars Outlaws Won’t Launch On Steam Or EGS, Just Ubisoft Connect

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After years of EA exclusivity, other studios finally got their hands on Star Wars. Ubisoft is next with Outlaws, the first open-world game in the franchise, but according to its website, PC users can only purchase it through Ubisoft Connect, as Steam and EEC are not listed.



It wasn’t until last November that Ubisoft ended a three-year hiatus from Steam and began adding its back catalog to the platform, including Far Cry 6, Riders Republic, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Monopoly Madness. Outlaws won’t be available at launch, but that doesn’t mean it never will be. It’s likely that Ubisoft is simply keeping it as a time-exclusive on their platform, though it’s unknown for how long.

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The platform listing was spotted by spad3 on ResetEra early this morning. They shared a photo of which platform the game is available on, noting that EGS and Steam are noticeably absent. You can find it on the official Star Wars Outlaws website at the very bottom next to the Studios and Partners tab.

The main characters of Star Wars Outlaws

Any game on Steam must run through Ubisoft Connect if published by Ubisoft. For example, if you open Assassin’s Creed 2, you must sign in to the third-party launcher, linking the game and all DLC to both accounts. This has been the standard for years, since Uplay. EA uses a similar tactic with Origin and EA Play, but launched Jedi: Survivor on Steam at the same time as its own platforms.

If you want a Steam overlay, you can always buy Outlaws on Ubisoft Connect and add the exe file as a non-Steam game, giving you access to all the benefits of the Valve platform. That means pinning notes, opening a web browser, and being able to send messages to friends without ever having to flip a page. However, achievements will not be tied to your Steam profile and there will be no built-in guides. Although your web browser will of course allow you to access them elsewhere. This isn’t a perfect solution for Outlaws on Steam, but it’s a proven method that’s been working with Battle.net for years.

Outlaws was revealed earlier this month during the Xbox Games Showcase. It’s a new Star Wars game from developer The Division Massive that features a “completely open, seamless universe” like No Man’s Sky. You play as Kay, a smuggler who finds herself on the Emperor’s shit-list, as we saw in the gameplay trailer where she was chased into space by Stormtroopers. Speaking of space, Outlaws also boasts seamless planet-to-sky traversal, where you can then hyperspace jump to other atmospheres and solar systems.

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