PAYDAY: The Heist and the Left 4 Dead series have a lot in common. Both are 4-player co-operative multiplayer games where players fight their way through endless hordes of enemies (police and security guards in the former, zombies in the latter) to complete objectives in linear scenarios. Both have a variety of ‘special’ enemies which require particular tactics to defeat. They have similar guns and tools and mechanics of all kinds. They were developed by companies which were each acquired by another, though that is hardly uncommon in today’s game industry. Now they are soon going to have even more in common, as PAYDAY’s new parents OVERKILL Software (what is it with all-capital names?) have announced an “in depth collaboration” with Valve Software, blending the two games in some inscrutable way. …
I’m not one for posting rumours…on second thoughts, I do have a bit of a reputation for talking about rumours. Word has come to me via Half-Life 2.net that EA’s Spore will be coming to Steam.
The rumour is based on this EULA on Steam for Spore. It must be noted that this page appears to be a legitimate Steam page. Interesting no?
I am keeping this firmly labelled as a rumour for now, it is worth thinking of the possibilities of EA games appearing on Steam.