Publisher EA has denied that it took the decision to remove Crysis 2 from Valve’s download service Steam.
Yesterday it was reported that EA had taken the game off Valve’s portal and instead put it on its own Origin download service, complete with the slogan "Buy Now – Only on Origin".
But speaking to GameFront, an EA rep has refuted the claims.
"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," the statement reads.
"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."
The nature of these business terms remains unclear. MCV has contacted Valve for clarification.