Gearbox head of marketing, Steve Gibson, got a little peeved recently at the incompatibility between digital copies of games bought on Steam and Games for Windows, reports CVG.
"If a guy buys a game on Games for Windows," states Gibson, "and a guy buys a game on Steam - they can't play together."
And the issue is compounded by the fact that gamers who pick up a non-digital copy in-store are also excluded - they can't play with either Steam or Games for Windows users.
Gibson made a rallying call, directed at both parties, to bridge the gap, making it easier for PC gamers to play together in a more integrated manner.
"As a developer who just wants gamers to be able to play games together, it's frustrating right now. Things like that are hurting the PC industry for gamers. This is frustrating for everybody right now."
To be perfectly honest, we've never had problems in this department - it's possible that Steve Gibson is referring to issues with shared friends lists between the two servers, but that's to be expected. Has anyone ever experienced any cross compatibility issues? Let us know in the comments below.