Electronic Arts has blamed Valve for Crysis 2's disappearance from Steam, contrary to previous rumours that EA had removed the game so it could be an exclusive for its new digital store, Origin.

An official EA statement issued to GI.biz clarifies plainly that 'this was not an EA decision'.

'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,' said EA. '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.'

'It's unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service. This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA.'

Crysis 2 remains available on other digital distribution platforms, including Direct2Drive and Impulse. Electronic Arts has not issued any statement that would imply Crysis 2 will become an Origin exclusive.

The Steam version of Crysis 2 remains playable over Steam for those who have already purchased the game, but cannot be purchased by new buyers.

Check out our Crysis 2 PC review for more information, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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