It is odd, I can initiate the download in my launcher. People have reported issues due to their account being associated with the wrong region, could this be troubling you?
Ah. I’m no developer or publisher, but I’m often surprised what can go wrong. Shouldn’t something like this essentially be out of the question? Tssk.
I have been wondering how the online part of the game would fare, btw. Anyone met any fellow players yet? I mean will they be bothered to set up dedicated servers for it all over again? Or is it possible to make it a peer-to-peer thing? Hm.
Meanwhile, we know how Ubisoft is having an E3 sale, right. Apparently some of those titles are now part of the Epic stable, currently earning them the extra Epic discount, making them very cheap indeed. This pertains to Anno 1800, The Division 2, Far Cry Primal, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Watch Dogs 2.
(Although people may want to check if their 20% extra off for 100 Ubi club units doesn’t get them the better deal, where applicable.)