As the launch of the PC version of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed approaches, the French game publisher has announced that it has struck a deal with Valve in order to bring its games to the Steam online distribution service. As Shacknews reports, Ubisoft has already released a couple of its games—Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Far Cry—on Steam, and it plans to follow up with over 40 additional titles.
That list of games will include the PC flavor of Assassin's Creed, which is already available for pre-purchase on Steam right now. The digital version costs $49.95, and Valve says it will become playable on April 9. Until then, gamers can cough up $17.95 for a copy of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and $8.95 for the original Far Cry game, for which Ubisoft is planning to release a sequel this fall.
Shacknews quotes Valve's business development director, Jason Holtman, as saying Ubisoft will have "the largest library of titles available from any single publisher or developer [on] Steam." The roster of publishers and developers with games on the distribution service already includes the likes of Epic Games, Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, and id Software.