GameFront has received a response from EA. Apparently they did NOT pull Crysis 2 from Steam. Rather, it was a result of Steam’s policies.
Well, they obviously violated some sort of TOS agreement, so they're still responsible for it, even if it is indirect.
They probably violated it on purpose, so they could have an excuse to pull the game from Steam.
As much as I don't like EA, it sounds like a Steam issue. Why would it matter what EA is doing with other digital download services for Steam?
They violated TOS on purpose as a way to opt out of Steam contract without being sued. Anyway i will be buying less EA software. Battlefield 3 retail is a must but after that i will not be wasting my time logging into a thousand different services just to play a dam game. hate to say it but pirating of EA games will increase as Gamers only like Steam cause they do it right.
i'll just have less EA software
Wow wonder if it affects other publishers...
I REALLY hope that EA doesn't make BF3 exclusive to Origin...I'm thinking that they may do that, but I really want it on Steam on release day.
If BC2 and MOH are both on steam, don't sweat it.
but alice is not? i think they are keeping some games from steam that they will make more money of Origin BTW: Alice Madness return is on Origin
I read somewhere that future EA titles would likely receive some exclusive bonus or DLC on Origin, although I could have read wrong. And, as written below, Alice is not on Steam, but can be found on Origin, which could mean that EA will keep some titles exclusive to their own DD store, which doesn't seem like a wise business decision to me.
I wonder what will happen with the EA/Vavle distribution deal. 5 bucks says they break, and Activision or 2k/ Valve distribution.
they should break away from EA after this lame move
Steam needs EA, EA needs steam. Get your act together guys. @Theo1130 - if steam wants to stay top dog then they need the biggest publishers with them. To lose EA would open the barn door to other DD services.
Steam doesn't really need EA, They don't put enough pc games or good pc games for it to really matter. Most sales come from COD, Valve games, other smaller devs.
That's what I fear. If this works out for EA, other publishers will follow suit, and we'll end up with an exclusive store/client for every major publisher.
Problem with a Crytek deal with another DD service not sitting well with new Steam policies not a problem between EA and Valve I don't detect any conspiracy
From the article "Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam." So the fault is that of Steam? I wonder what the actual issue was?
Interesting... so Valve/Steam wont allow games on their service to appear on other "competing" DD services? Could this be a start to Steam flexing their muscle a bit?
that most likely is not the case since that would remove most games off Steam it is some deal Crytek made with another that Steam does not allow
So those who already bought crysis 2 on stream can no longer dl it...... that's why I'm cautious of "buying" digital, what are those people suppose to do now?
Don't know what your talking about. It's still in my games list and I can download it just fine. This just stops more people from buying the game on steam.
I'll be happy to move to Origins.. I've been hating on Steam for quite some time now
Can't really "move" to Origins, or you'll be stuck with nothing but EA titles.
yay! this means BF3 could still possibly come to steam!
Sounds a bit fishy to say the least. Especially considering "Only on Origin" appeared on EA's Crysis 2 site for a while.
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