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GAME Denies Steam-Related Allegations

Missing titles not down to GAME.

Earlier today we posted a story about the mysterious absence of certain games from Steam’s UK store. We reported that allegations had been made on a forum that the publishers of certain titles were being pressured by GAME Group PLC to keep their games back from Steam in the UK for a period of time.

We’ve just heard back from Neil Ashurst, head of PR for GAME and he has categorically denied the group’s involvement in any missing titles from the UK’s Steam store.

We can categorically state that these rumours do not relate to GAME Group or any of its employees. We have had no such conversations with any publisher

Neil also told us that they had checked with several publishers to ensure that there had never been any inference of this allegation from any of their staff.

So it’s not GAME’s fault that THQ games are missing and Brink was delayed. THQ PR told us earlier that they don’t know why Steam isn’t listing Space Marine and Bethesda was aware of Brink’s temporary absence but offered no reason for it.

It now seems most likely that this is down to a publisher’s own distribution plan or some problem with Steam’s side of the deal.

  1. wearejimbo
    Since: May 2010

    Are Zenimax/Bethesda also aware that we cannot pre-order Skyrim on Steam in the UK either?

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 15:48.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      Yes, I think so.

      Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 16:36.
  2. PlaystationMan2k11
    Since: Apr 2011

    No need for that, thanks [AG]

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 18:30.
  3. hawky525
    Since: Mar 2010

    So if it’s not Game, then that begs the question who/what is stopping these games from going onto steam at launch?

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 23:03.