ALL THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF PC GAMES

News

Valve removes Cyberprank 2069 from Steam for bribing customers

Valve removes Cyberprank 2069 from Steam for bribing customers

An indie title called Cyberprank 2069 has been removed from Steam after breaking Valve’s terms of service which prohibit against bribing customers.

The game was released on Steam four days ago, described initially as a new generation RPG with a true simulation of life in the world of the future, as reported by PC Gamer.

Developer Cyberpath changed the store description several times, before eventually settling on what resulted in the removal of the game.

The developer promised players who purchased the game before July 22nd would be given a free copy of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.

The user who submitted the funniest review meanwhile would be in with a chance to win a collector’s edition.

Valve pulled the plug on the game and its offers, however, as its actions go against Steam's policies as an act of bribery.

Players who have already bought the game are reporting that it's still running after closure.

That means some of those who already bought the game could be unable to request a refund, given Valve’s two-hour return policy for those who have begun playing it.

"Thanks to everyone who bought this joke game before July 22nd 2019. Each of you will receive your copy of Cyberpunk 2077 as a Christmas present. The funniest review will win a collector's edition," the game description read.


Tags:
Staff Writer

A freelance writer based in Berkshire. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

Comments

No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies