EA's Crysis 2 returns to Steam

Revised version of the FPS gets the all-clear to be sold on Valve's download service

EA-published shooter Crysis 2 has reappeared on Valve's Steam service after being pulled last year due to issues with the way the digital marketplace handles DLC.


A revised version of the Crytek-developed FPS called Crysis 2: Maximum Edition has now been given the all-clear to be sold on Steam.

"Changes made by Crytek to Crysis 2: Maximum Edition have brought the game in compliance with Steam's terms of service," an EA spokesperson confirmed to Kotaku.

The disappearance of Crysis 2 from Steam coincided with the launch of EA's rival Origin service, leading many to speculate the move was a power play by the publisher. However, according to EA, games like Crysis and Battlefield were removed from Steam as they didn't conform to "restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content" - restrictions which the publisher claims no other digital platform has.

In March, EA confirmed in a financial call that Origin had 9.3 million users.

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