THQ Gets Steamed

THQ and Valve have reached an agreement today that will see an array of top THQ PC titles distributed on Steam, effective immediately.

“In the past couple years, THQ has established itself as one of today’s premier PC publishers,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “This success has come through delivering truly innovative gameplay experiences in the most popular PC genres. It’s great to finally be working together with THQ and its studio system and offer this award-winning line up to Steam’s growing audience, which represents over 13 millions accounts.”

The first THQ games coming to Steam included the following:

Supreme Commander – (Strategy; developed by Gas Powered Games)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl – (Action; developed by GSC Game World)
Company of Heroes – (Strategy; developed by Relic Entertainment)
Titan Quest – (Role playing; developed by Lore Entertainment)
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne – (Role Playing; developed by Lore Entertainment)
Full Spectrum Warrior – (Action; developed by Pandemic)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers – (Action; developed by Pandemic)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Gold Edition – (Strategy; developed by Relic Entertainment)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade – (Strategy; developed by Relic Entertainment)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Platinum Edition – (Strategy; developed by Relic Entertainment)

Of that list, Company of Heroes, Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, Full Spectrum Warrior, and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers are available to purchase and download as of today at a 10% discount until July 24th. Availability details for Supreme Commander, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and the Warhammer titles will be announced soon.

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