EA Sort Of Explains Crysis 2′s Disappearance from Steam
Here’s what EA has to say about why or why not some games may not be available on certain download services.
“Any retailer can sell our games, but we take direct responsibility for providing patches, updates, additional content and other services to our players,” says David DeMartini, who runs EA’s Origin download service. “This works well for our partnership with Gamestop, Amazon and other online retailers.
“Unfortunately, if we’re not allowed to manage this experience directly and establish a relationship with you, it disrupts our ability to provide the support you expect and deserve. At present, there is only one download service that will not allow this relationship. This is not our choice, and unfortunately it is their customer base that is most impacted by this decision. We are working diligently to find a mutually agreeable solution.”
So there you go. The way I read that, this whole kerfuffle is about paid DLC. Or maybe it’s about patches. You know, I really don’t have a clue, still.