Epic Games Steam Up With Valve

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Another week, another game developer/publisher brings its stable of games to Steam. This week it’s Epic Games. That’s right, Epic and Valve have inked an agreement that brings Epic’s Unreal series to Steam, including Unreal Gold, Unreal 2: The Awakening, Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition and Unreal Tournament 3. Other than UT3, all the titles are $15 or less, with a celebratory 10% launch discount making them even cheaper than that. If you’d like the whole bunch, you’ll save even more too by picking up the Unreal Deal Pack which features all five games for $60 (only $53.95 with the current discount in effect).

“Epic is a leading developer of game engine technology and has produced some of my favorite games of all time,” said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. “It’s an honor to be working with them and offering their current and classic titles to the millions of Steam gamers around the world.”

“Steam is a revolutionary technology that opens up an entirely new way to put our games into the hands of millions of PC gamers around the world,” said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic. “Valve has changed the face of digital distribution for game developers, publishers and consumers, and we are thrilled to be a part of the Steam community.”

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