EA: 'Dragon Age 2 DLC caused removal from Steam'

Written by Joe Martin

July 29, 2011 // 11:05 a.m.

Tags: #dlc #dragon-age-2 #dragon-age-2-steam #ea-dragon-age-2-dlc-caused-removal-from-steam #electronic-arts #origin #steam #valve

Electronic Arts has confirmed that some of it's games have been removed from Steam because of disagreements over how DLC should be sold.

Speaking to Shacknews about the recent disappearance of Dragon Age 2 from the Steam store, EA's David DeMartini said that Valve's policies on the topic were 'restrictive'.

'At EA, we offer our games and content to all major download services including GameStop, Amazon, Direct2Drive and Steam,' said DeMartini.

'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.'

EA hasn't explained exactly what Valve's terms of service dictate, while Valve has remained typically mute on the matter.

Earlier this year, EA announced a digital distribution platform of its own, dubbed Origin.

You can check out the trailer for the latest bit of Dragon Age 2 DLC below and read our Dragon Age 2 review for more information. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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