2K Games And Valve Steam Up

Looks like the digital distribution world is getting even a little more interesting. Not very long ago we saw Triton shut down and 3DR/2K announce they were shipping retail boxes to all Prey customers. Chris even got sassy and wrote an article about recent digital distribution fun. Well it didnt take long for 2K to hop aboard another digital train. Choo choo! 2K Games and Valve Software will now be working together:

October 24, 2006 -- 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Valve today announced an agreement to bring a collection of 2K PC games to Steam®. "With titles from legendary designer Sid Meier and 2K's world renowned developer, Firaxis Games, 2K is one of today's foremost publishers," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Through this initial agreement with 2K, Steam's game library expands to include four great strategy games. We look forward to delivering more from 2K in the future." PC versions of Sid Meier's Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Civilization III, Shattered Union and Sid Meier's Pirates! will be available later this week via Steam. Details regarding future 2K titles available via Steam will be announced at a later date. [more]