EA: We did not pull Crysis 2 from Steam

A day after the PC version of Crysis 2 was pulled from sale from Valve's popular Steam download site, the sci-fi first person shooter's publisher Electronic Arts is now speaking out. In a statement to GameFront, EA stated that they had nothing to do with Crysis 2 being removed from sale from Steam, saying that the reason had to do with a conflict between a new set of business rules on Steam and another unnamed download site that has an agreement with the game's developer Crytek.

The statement itself says, "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 statement does not go into exactly what new business rules Valve has put into place nor how these new rules conflict with the agreement Crytek has made with the unnamed download site. We have emailed Valve to see if we can find out more info on this situation.

EA's statement does say that Crysis 2 continues to be sold on other download sites including EA's own Origin service. However the statement doesn't say what future patch support it will give for gamers who have already purchased Crysis 2 via Steam. Indeed today happens to be the day that EA has released the Decimation Map Pack for the game which adds five new multiplayer maps and two new weapons to Crysis 2 for $9.99. PC gamers are also still waiting for Crytek to release a promised patch for Crysis 2 that will enable DirectX 11 graphics features in the game.

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I don't like Steam one bit although I use it for TF2 and Duke, I'd rather buy the physical copy and not worry about this crap!! As for EA well they are not always as innocent either since they pushed Crysis 2 out way too early which Crytek didn't have much control causing it to not only be without DX11 but several patches since the release.

If what EA says is true, then the people who paid for it on Steam should know that there gripe is with Steam and not EA. I'm no fan of EAs but you can hardly blame them for Steam changing the playing field after the game was released...

I find it hard to believe anything that EA said because Alice Madness Returns to was also remove from Steam

Tpiom said,
I don't blame them for wanting to use their own service... And Crysis 2 wasn't that good of a game anyway.

This is exactly what I been saying and talking about. It is like a WWII all over again. In a different scale of course.

Wow the article states it was Steam who pulled the game and people still blame EA. I like Steam but some people have too much loyalty to them.

This isn't just the ability to purchase the game, I can no longer even launch it. So who do I see about getting my 50 bucks back from?

Tempus said,
This isn't just the ability to purchase the game, I can no longer even launch it. So who do I see about getting my 50 bucks back from?

After I read that Steam didnt support Crysis 2 anymore I was wondering if you could still play it if you bought it from there. Seems not. Most disappointing for those who bought it on Steam =/

Tempus said,
This isn't just the ability to purchase the game, I can no longer even launch it. So who do I see about getting my 50 bucks back from?

I would open a support ticket with Steam in regards to the matter. They would be the first place to go and I would hope they can make an exception for the refund policy.

I'm going to go with it having had something to do with EA pushing their "Origin" download service too hard and getting in a ****ing match with Steam/Valve.

Caleo said,
I'm going to go with it having had something to do with EA pushing their "Origin" download service too hard and getting in a ****ing match with Steam/Valve.

I can just imagin EA's internal memo now "Valve's new Steam license won't let us add more EA DRM cripplewere or include another bug ridden EA update manager to the game, oh noes!"