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Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned?

This Crysis 2 Product Page on EA.com has a link to the game on Origin using a "buy now" button that says "only on Origin." In keeping with that there is a discussion on the Steam Users' Forums about how the first-person shooter sequel is no longer available on Valve's online service. On the other hand, as noted in sflufan's NeoGAF post, as of this writing the game is still for digital distribution on Amazon, Direct2Drive, GamersGate, and Impulse, so we'll have to keep an eye on them. It is also noted that Alice: Madness Returns is likewise not available on Steam, but is on other services, so perhaps there's some sort of Steam/Origins turf war brewing. Thanks nin via Kotaku.

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5. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 00:20 Kajetan
 
tony wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 00:15:
If EA decides to stop selling games on Steam and not release future titles on Steam they won't get anymore money from me. It's that simple.
May be, but will there be others to follow you? Some, but not enough to change EAs mind. Gamers are known for doing EVERYTHING to play a popular game.

Remember a few years ago? When Valve decided that Counterstrike will be a Steam exclusive? And that Half-Life 2 will be a Steam exclusive? When many people are bitching about this weird Steam thing? Now they are bitching about a game NOT being available on Steam.

People, especially gamers adapt. Very quick.
 
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