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Crysis 2 Steam Crisis Ends

Steam News announces the availability of Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition. a return of Crysis 2 to Steam after the game was removed from the service almost a year ago. Kotaku has word that Crytek brought the game in-line with Valve's terms of service: ""Changes made by Crytek to Crysis 2: Maximum Edition have brought the game in compliance with Steam's terms of service," an EA spokesperson told them. Here's word on the new edition:

Already own Crysis 2 on Steam? As an existing Crysis 2 customer you can upgrade to the Maximum Edition for 50% off the purchase price! Offer ends June 12 at 10am Pacific Time.

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38. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis Ends May 30, 2012, 15:29 Verno
 
Valve changed their policy. Well, I suspect they realised something and then created a policy. I don't think they decided one thing then changed their mind, I think they just hadn't thought of it before.

Basically Valve realised that companies were using Steam to sell games then selling the associated DLC directly, cutting out Steam. Specifically EA had clearly started doing this pretty heavily.

Yeah exactly. EA wasn't doing anything particularly reasonable here, they want to leverage Steams userbase for themselves while cutting out the middle man. Sell people cheap base games then hit them hard on DLC content that they don't have to pay out a percentage on. Valve adjusted the policy to prevent companies from abusing it.

I don't really see how thats unfair either. It cost Valve a serious amount of time and money to build the market from scratch while dragging other companies like EA kicking and screaming into the DD age. EA doesn't get to have its cake and eat it too. The terms were pretty reasonable - you can't sell DLC and selectively omit Steam, it has to be given the same opportunity to sell the content that other stores get.

People just bring their own personal biases into it and get all silly about the Valve monopoly, evil EA and so on. The companies could have been named entirely differently and I'd still see where the logical problem in this situation was.
 
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