Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Kingdom of Amalur is the Weekend Deal on Steam, $6 for the base game and $11 for the game and all DLC. Must be due to R.I. not getting the money they wanted from the KoA/Coppernicus IP auction.
Hmmm, I wonder how this works.
Because 38 wasn't the publisher for KoA, EA was. That's why 38 took such a big hit from the game - lack of revenue due the publishing agreement and EA's abysmal lack of marketing for the game (because why do they care - they didn't invest much into the game, and were guaranteed a solid profit not bothering).
I'd IMAGINE that EA controls the pricing of the title. And because it's not a major seller, and it's not an IP they're cultivating, there's no particular reason to keep it from going on sale on Steam.
That, or Steam might just be taking a revenue hit to offer it, because they need to manage their own brand. It's an old game, now, and it's been on super sale a LOT. They probably don't stand to lose much.