Crysis 2 Returns to Steam With Maximum Edition
Crysis 2 is now once again available for purchase on Steam in the form of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition.
You may remember that about a year ago Crysis 2 mysteriously vanished from Steam's store section. Apparently, Crysis 2's in-game DLC store clashed with Steam's terms of service and the game had to be removed.
Now, Crytek repackaged Crysis 2 and all its DLC in one complete set, titled Maximum Edition, thus removing the need for an in-game store and making the game eligible for Steam once again.
So, from last night you can once again find Crysis 2 in the Steam store, augmented with all the post-release multiplayer content like new maps and weapons. Those who had already bought Crysis 2 on Steam before it was removed can now upgrade to Maximum Edition for half the price.
According to RPS, this doesn't mean we'll soon see all EA published games back on Steam as the changes made to Crysis 2 came from the developer Crytek and not from EA.
"Changes made by Crytek to Crysis 2: Maximum Edition have brought the game back into compliance with Steam’s terms of service," EA stated for RPS.
In short, you shouldn't expect Battlefield 3 or Dragon Age 2 on Steam anytime soon, as those EA game still have an active in-game store separate from Steam.