There has been a lot of sepculation regarding how Steamworks will work on the PlayStation 3 and how PS3 owners will be able to download the free PC version included with the game. Apparently we got a lot of these questions answered in an interesting interview.
Valve programmer Jeep Barnett clears the dust on the same. When asked how PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download the free PC version. He replied:
“We’re going to send out some more details on that, but when you buy the PS3 version there’ll be a key code in the box, and when you first bring up Steamworks in the PS3 game, that allows you to link your Steam account with your PSN account. That’s where you punch in the code, and once you’ve used that code it’s spent. With that link, you automatically own the game for PC and you can download it on any PC or Mac that you have. If you don’t have a Steam account you can instantly create one through a quick sign up, and then you can activate that later as a full Steam account on your PC.”
Also gamers who are looking to go co-op on the PS3 will require a Steam account:
“You have to create a Steam account, which again can be via that quick create where all you’re doing is clicking a button saying ‘hey, I wanna play’. You don’t need to input the code. You don’t even need to have a full Steam account.”
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