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EA Pulls Dragon Age II From Steam

by Matt Helgeson on Jul 28, 2011 at 02:47 PM

It looks like there's a feud brewing between Electronic Arts and Valve's popular digital distribution service. Continuing a pattern of EA titles being pulled or not made available on Steam, BioWare's Dragon Age II is no longer available on the site.

Apparently, Dragon Age II was pulled by EA due to a disagreement about DLC. David DeMartini, senior vice president of global e-commerce for EA, told IGN, ""Unfortunately, Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to sell downloadable content. No other download service has adopted this practice. Consequently some of our games have been removed by Steam. We hope to work out an agreement to keep our games on Steam."

This reasoning is similar to the explanation given by EA for its decision to pull Crysis 2 from Steam. These developments, coupled with the announcements that Star Wars: The Old Republic and Battlefield 3 will also not be on Steam, seem to indicate that there is a rather serious problem between EA and Valve.

For more on the latest Dragon Age II "Legacy" DLC just released, check out Matt Miller's impressions.

Sources: IGN and 1UP