Activision to sell Call of Duty through Valve's Steam

Posted by Mark Raby

Activision and Valve today announced a joint agreement to bring four new PC games to Valve's Steam platform, which allows users to purchase games and download them immediately. Activision's Call of Duty 2, GunT, Call of Duty, and Call of Duty: United Offensive are all now available.

On-demand game purchasing has risen with the increase in broadband penetration. Recently, For example, EBGames and GameStop launched a digital download store. "As broadband penetration continues to grow worldwide, offering our titles digitally to the millions of gamers connected through Steam makes sense to us," said Dave Anderson, Activision's senior director of business development, in aprepared statement.

Steam has serviced more than 10 million customers, according to Valve. The online downloading platform has provided the first copies of Valve's own games like Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike.