Wed, Jul 27, 2011 | 03:24 BST
Dragon Age II pulled from Steam as Legacy DLC launches
Dragon Age II fans, your day has come, with the first major piece of post-launch DLC to grace BioWare’s fantasy epic. Unless you’re planning to buy the game through Steam today, in which case, oh dear.
While Dragon Age: Origins is still available through Valve’s service, Destructoid noticed that sequel Dragon Age II is suddenly and mysteriously absent.
The timing of the game’s removal as its first bit of DLC launches is probably not coincidental; it’s become obvious that Steam and EA have had a falling out over how the latter chooses to deliver content to players.
Legacy is offered in-game in the PC version of Dragon Age II, meaning players can purchase it without passing through Steam’s checkout – apparently a violation of its recently introduced, free-to-play friendly terms and services, not to mention denying it a piece of the action.
Those with the Steam version of Dragon Age II can still play the game and purchase the DLC.
Legacy is available now on PC, and rolls onto console networks with local updates this week. By exploring Hawke’s family’s backstory beyond Kirkwall, BioWare hopes it will answer fan criticism of insufficiently varied environments in Dragon Age II.