I bitch about the GG downloader because it sucks
big time. Not because it is DRM. And that even we agree that that usage of Steam for the download only is DRM. You still get a version without any Steam needed.
A version that leaves backers that went for the DRM Free shtick out in the cold in terms of being able to get in on DLC for the version of the game they supported with their money? Gee, that's...awesome ?
Yes, that statement was made in this update. The backing process is somewhat over for a year now. Back when the game was pitched there was the game and the first DLC said to be DRM free. And guess what, they are.
They are just one more flavour of almosta, sorta, kinda but in the end not quite DRM Free set loose in the wild, nothing worthy of backing up with coin up front for those who backed it on principle alone.
Seriously, the only mention of Steam brings up controversy. And people are so disappointed because their self made expectations aren't fulfilled. Because Shadowrun isn't their next apostle of the DRM free ideology.
Again, an account management system for additional stuff was mentioned on the initial kickstarter page.
When the Witcher 2 was about to be released GOG and CDPR faced a shit load of complaints right here because the patcher, as proposed to work at the time, meant the game wans't in no way shape or form a DRM Free game.
When there's a mismanagement, deliberate or not, of people's legitimate expectations people will react, the fact that this clusterfuck involves steam is purely incidental. If they were to create their own steam fac simile infrastructure people would be confused and/or disspaointed just the same.