Crysis 2 leaves Steam, appears on Origin UPDATED
Posted: 15 Jun 2011, 12:25
Going back to its roots
EA and Crytek’s Crysis 2 is no longer appearing for sale on Steam and has instead showed up on EA’s new Origin platform. This has caused speculation that other newly-released EA titles might soon follow suit
UPDATE: EA has stated that Valve was behind removing Crysis 2 from the Steam store. In a statement made to Gamesindustry.biz EA said, "It's unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service. This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA. 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."
It was originally thought that Crysis 2's removal from the Steam store signified that EA would be moving more EA titles to an Origin-only setup but for now it appears that this is not the case. Kotaku is currently seeking clarification on the situation from Steam.