by October 3, 2011 @ 12:42 pm
Despite the abrupt culling of Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 from Steam over DLC licensing arrangements, EA says its relationship with Valve is still on good terms. Going forward, EA expects it will continue closely working with the company to publish titles at retail.
“We have a long history of distributing Valve products and I think for every title they will look for who will do the best job. There’s no strain on that relationship because we’re competing in one space,” EA Europe head Jens Uwe Intat told GI.biz.
Moreover, EA recently voiced its intention to allow third-party content on its newly launched digital distribution service, Origin. To that end, EA COO Peter Moore said the next few weeks will see announcements of third-party jumping on board.
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