Online retailers boycott MW2 PC thanks to Steam

Friday, 6 November 2009 08:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Thanks to the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 including a mandatory installation of Valve’s Steamworks, Direct2Drive is boycotting the game. Like, it’s not selling it.

“We don’t believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse,” a rep told Kotaku.

The IGN-owned DD service isn’t the only one taking umbrage: Impulse and Gamersgate are also dropping the title.

Direct2Drive has said it’s now refusing to sell any game bundled in such a manner until Valve has “decoupled its retail marketplace” from Steam’s other services.

This could turn mighty. Hit the link for the full thing.