Oh wow, if this is the case, I will be boycotting Paradox, a company I love, going forward. I am fine with them selling Gamersgate, but if they abandon their DRM philosophy with their strategy releases, I will stop buying them.
I think Steam is preferred because of the social crap it offers. Who cares that i've walked 1000 steps ingame?
But the most kiddies today can't even go to toilet without posting which pattern their toiletpaper has.
Steam version of Crusader Kings 2 doesn't have achievements and any other functionality than GG version.
As I've said, and I will say it again There are no differences between GG and Steam version. They even have the same checksum
proving they use the exact same files.
You guys are exaggerating the anti-steam hatered. Most gamers don't care about steam, many like it, and they just want to buy a game cheap.
This doesn't matter if you will not willingly give up your legal rights to access your steam account though, does it?
Well, that's a shame, although I don't dislike Steam so much that it will prevent me from buying EU 4.
Frankly this shows that the whole DRM-hating segment of the gaming community is just a very vocal, but very small, minority, and that developers can safely ignore them without suffering much of a loss.
And it shows that bowing to the demands of people on your forum is a very bad idea, since they're not t all representative of the silent majority.
Or this shows that if you want to sell DRM-free games you should sell them on GOG, not on GG.
Paradox on GOG would be HUGE, and I think they'd do quite well here.