When Crytek’s FPS had unexpectedly gone missing from Steam, it wasn’t that much of a leap to assume the EA-published game’s disappearance had something to do with EA’s new digital games delivery service, Origin. Not so, says the publisher, apparently Crysis 2 just ran afoul of some unfortunate politics.
“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,” read an EA statement. “Crysis 2 continues to be available on several other download services including Origin.com.” Oh, good, just keeping track of purchases across GOG, Steam, Impulse, Direct2Drive and Games For Windows was entirely too straightforward.