Dragon Age II yanked due to Steam restrictions — EA

EA has responded to the sudden absence of Dragon Age II from Steam.

The RPG was pulled from the service yesterday following the release of Legacy, the game’s first big story-based add-on.

EA choosing to sell the content in-game, circumventing Valve’s marketplace, is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance.

The publisher has now released a statement on the matter, though doesn’t go into the specifics. It does however cast the blame on Valve’s “restrictive terms of service” once more.

“At EA, we offer our games and content to all major download services including GameStop, Amazon, Direct2Drive and Steam,” said David DeMartini, SVP of Global E-Commerce for EA in a statement given to IGN.

“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.”