Ubisoft looks set to release over 40 games to Valve's online distribution platform, Steam. In a deal confirmed today, the publisher has reported that Assassin's Creed is now available for pre-purchase via Steam, and titles from the Tom Clancy series, the Heroes of Might & Magic series, the IL-2 Sturmovik collection, as well as Far Cry will be released via Valve's platform for the distribution and management of PC games. Digital packs of many of these franchises will also be made available in the coming weeks.

"Ubisoft will be delivering the largest library of titles available from any single publisher or developer to Steam," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve.[i] "The incredible selection of high quality games from Ubisoft expands the range of genres offered to the millions of PC gamers logging on to Steam every day."

"Ubisoft is excited to be able to offer Steam customers the ability to purchase our upcoming PC releases of Assassin's Creed and more," said Andy Swanson, senior director of strategic sales and partnerships at Ubisoft. "In addition, we really believe that Steam customers will enjoy access to our wider range of award-winning, previously released titles as well as future AAA releases such as Far Cry 2. We look forward to working with Steam and continuing to strengthen our commitment to the PC gaming community with innovative products and wider distribution channels."

Steam has enjoyed tremendous success of late, so it's great to see more content becoming available. For more information, check out the official site.