Full Steam Ahead for Activision

Activision is the latest publisher to partner up with Valve Software, announcing that they have signed a deal to see four games distributed on Steam in the future: Infinity Ward’s WWII shooters Call of Duty and Call of Duty 2, Grey Matter’s WWII shooter expansion Call of Duty: United Offensive and Neversoft’s western shooter Gun.

Dave Anderson, senior director of business development for Activision noted that the move to publishing games online was a natural decision. "Our agreement with Steam enhances our current online distribution model by allowing us to bring our games to the broadest possible audience. As broadband penetration continues to grow worldwide, offering our titles digitally to the millions of gamers connected through Steam makes sense to us."

Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve Software praised Activision for joining Steam. "Activision has been a player on every major gaming platform dating back to the Atari 2600. We’re delighted to welcome them to Steam, and offer this legendary company’s products."

Release dates weren’t mentioned, but Call of Duty 2 will be priced at $39.95 USD, while the other three will ring in at $19.95 each.


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