Friday, 27 November 2009

Valve Comment On Online Retailers Refusing To Stock Games With Steamworks

Valve development director Jason Holtman has commented on online digital distributors refusing to stock Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 because it shipped with Steamworks, stating they're missing out on business:
“To our minds, we think that if you’re making a good game and it’s got the services a customer wants it should get out in as many channels as possible. If you have a good portal and you’re good at collecting money from folks, and attracting them, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be."

“We try to make those services that developers and our customers want. Whether another distributor wants to carry them or not, we don’t have any say in the matter, that’s between Activision and other online distributors.”

“The interesting thing is, those games that have Steamworks features in them are really made to be the things customers want. Developers are choosing the features that make the game better. There’s no service where there are features you have to have, developers are choosing between those."

“There’s a lot of games that came out in 2009 with Steamworks, and they’ll be a lot more games in 2010 that have Steamworks.”
Steam is great, just get used to it folks.

Source: GI

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