Activision Joins Steam (Updated)

Valve has just announced that major publisher Activision is the latest game industry company to pledge support for Valve's successful Steam digital delivery service. Recently, publisher Majesco made several of its games, including Double Fine's Psychonauts, available via Steam, and various independent developers have used Steam as a primary distribution channel for their games. Today's deal will see four Activision games on the service: Infinity Ward's Call of Duty and Call of Duty 2, Grey Matter's Call of Duty United Offensive, and Neversoft's GUN.

Details such as pricing and availability dates were not revealed. "Activision has been a player on every major gaming platform dating back to the Atari 2600," said Valve co-counder and president Gabe Newell. "We're delighted to welcome them to Steam, and offer this legendary company's products."

Update: Valve has provided Shacknews with pricing information for the games. Call of Duty, Call of Duty United Offensive, and GUN will all be priced at $19.95. Call of Duty 2 will be priced at $39.95. All four games are expected to launch this month.