Valve Software is paying attention to users complaints about Earth: Year 2066. The Steam Early Access title, a "first-person sci-fi post-apocalyptic open-world game" developed by Killing Day Studios, has finally been pulled from the catalog, with Valve offering those who purchased the game a full refund until May 19.
Killing Day Studios has also been accused of misleading customers with inaccurate claims on the game's Steam product page. Valve pulled the game after numerous complaints from consumers who say that the game is fundamentally broken and unfit for public consumption. The game has been on Early Access since April 18.
In a post on the Steam forum, Valve's Chris D explained the decision:
"On Steam, developers make their own decisions about promotion, features, pricing and publication. However, Steam does require honesty from developers in the marketing of their games."
"We have removed Earth: Year 2066 from Early Access on Steam. Customers who purchased the game will be able to get a refund on the store page until Monday May 19th."
Consumers and fans who felt that they had been bamboozled by the developer reacted with glee at the decision, as chronicled by this Reddit thread.
Earth: Year 2066 isn't the first game to be pulled from Steam for being questionable and it likely won't be the last...