Crysis 2 was recently removed from Steam, and while it has been stated that games such as Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3 will be released on Valve's digital distribution service, EA has just removed Dragon Age II from Steam - a move that is sure to raise questions.
The issue appears to be Valve's new terms and conditions for new content added to games after their release. Dragon Age II has just released its first piece of DLC for the game, Legacy, which can be purchased in-game, without going through Steam itself. Apparently this is in violation of said terms and conditions.
According to VG247, existing Steam users who have already purchased the game will be able to purchase the new DLC without issue.
It almost feels as though we're about to embark on a digital distribution cold war, with both EA and Valve heaving pot shots at one another across the parapets. Here's hoping it all gets ironed out soon because, ultimately, it's the consumer that suffers.
We've gotten in contact with EA, and we'll update as soon as we get the official word.