Valve Removes Controversial Game Earth: Year 2066 From Steam and Issues Refunds
In a rather rare move, Valve has removed Earth: Year 2066 from Steam, stating that "Steam does require honesty from developers in the marketing of their games." The game launched as a Steam Early Access title on April 17 for $19.99 after being greenlit by the community, but right from the onset, customers not only called the game "broken," but accused the developer of misleading them with inaccurate claims. While this may be seen as a black eye on Steam Greenlight, the bigger issue is Steam Early Access, which some people believe too many game developers are taking advantage of to push out incomplete projects just to collect money, with no intention on fulfilling promises. Of course, maybe Steam users should be a little more diligent in which games they decide to back on Early Access.
The good news is that Valve is issuing full refunds on the store page until May 19, so if you were suckered into buying Earth: Year 2066, be sure to get your refund within the next week or so.