Valve Removes 'Earth: Year 2066' From Steam Early Access

May 6, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Valve Software is paying attention to users complaints about Earth: Year 2066. The Steam Early Access title, a "first-person sci-fi post-apocalyptic open-world game" developed by Killing Day Studios, has finally been pulled from the catalog, with Valve offering those who purchased the game a full refund until May 19.

Killing Day Studios has also been accused of misleading customers with inaccurate claims on the game's Steam product page. Valve pulled the game after numerous complaints from consumers who say that the game is fundamentally broken and unfit for public consumption. The game has been on Early Access since April 18.

In a post on the Steam forum, Valve's Chris D explained the decision:

"On Steam, developers make their own decisions about promotion, features, pricing and publication. However, Steam does require honesty from developers in the marketing of their games."

"We have removed Earth: Year 2066 from Early Access on Steam. Customers who purchased the game will be able to get a refund on the store page until Monday May 19th."

Consumers and fans who felt that they had been bamboozled by the developer reacted with glee at the decision, as chronicled by this Reddit thread.

Earth: Year 2066 isn't the first game to be pulled from Steam for being questionable and it likely won't be the last...

Source: Eurogamer


Comments

Re: Valve Removes 'Earth: Year 2066' From Steam Early Access

In cases like this, I don't think Valve should offer refunds.

"Here's your refund. Have a nice day" It's not like they don't know who bought it. Give the refund, charge the dev.

 

Re: Valve Removes 'Earth: Year 2066' From Steam Early Access

As long as the refund doesn't deduct from the normal one-time only refund that valve offers...

Also,

"Steam does require honesty from developers in the marketing of their games."

As TotalBiscuit has been pointing out lately, a bunch of companies are putting up games that have been out for years and say that they are recently released. They need to start policing those companies.

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Re: Valve Removes 'Earth: Year 2066' From Steam Early Access

...with Valve offering those who purchased the game a full refund until May 19.

All 5 people.cheeky

Re: Valve Removes 'Earth: Year 2066' From Steam Early Access

Ba-dum tish!

 
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