Another major game development studio has inked a deal with Valve Software in order to put its work on Steam. After id Software, Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games, and a good number of others, the latest to join the party is Epic Games. As Shacknews reports, Epic has put almost all of its Unreal games on Steam, although the Microsoft-published Gears of War isn't on the list.
Right now, Steam offers an Unreal Deal Pack that includes Unreal Gold, Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Unreal 2: The Awakening, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition, and Unreal Tournament 3. Valve's content delivery service charges only $53.95 for the pack, which is just over $40 cheaper than the individual prices of each game put together, not to mention only about $10 more than the retail price of Unreal Tournament 3 alone. That particular deal is only temporary, though, and the pack should climb up to $59.95 on March 24.
According to Shacknews, Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell was thrilled by Epic's move. "Epic is a leading developer of game engine technology and has produced some of my favorite games of all time," he stated, adding that it's "an honor to be working with them."