Ubisoft breaks Steam Deck-compatible video games with its personal launcher

With an replace to Ubisoft Connect, Ubisoft has damaged Steam Deck and Linux compatibility for quite a few its largest video games together with The Division 2 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

As reported by GamingOnLinux, the compatibility points had been attributable to Ubisoft issuing an replace for its Ubisoft Connect launcher. Even if Ubisoft’s titles are purchased by Steam, they nonetheless launch with Ubisoft Connect and require a reference to the third-party launcher to run.

Due to the replace, making an attempt to launch quite a few Ubisoft’s video games by Linux or Steam Deck – together with The Division 2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion – now points the error: “Ubisoft Connect has detected an unrecoverable error and must shut down.”

While this at the moment renders Ubisoft’s video games unplayable on these platforms, the builders behind Proton – the compatibility layer that enables Windows video games to be run on Linux – have issued a repair within the programme’s beta model.

To entry the repair, navigate to Proton Experimental in Steam, right-click and choose Properties, click on the Betas tab and decide into the “bleeding-edge” beta.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Screenshot
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Credit: Ubisoft

Patch notes for the Proton Experimental replace had been revealed earlier immediately (February 2) and together with fixing “Ubisoft Connect launcher failure caused by launcher update,” it additionally fixes points attributable to 2K‘s personal launcher.

Back in September, 2K broke Bioshock Infinite‘s personal Steam Deck compatibility by including a third-party launcher to the ten-year-old sport.

Aside from fixing these launcher points, the patch notes listing quite a few video games that at the moment are playable through Proton – together with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Gungrave G.O.R.E, and Forspoken.

Back in January, it was confirmed that controversial role-playing sport Hogwarts Legacy will probably be Steam Deck Verified when it launches on February 10.

In different gaming information, Fntastic has confirmed a ten-minute video of “raw gameplay footage” from The Day Before will probably be launched later immediately.

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