GameStop Corp. this week said it pulled an included promotional voucher by OnLive Inc. from boxed copies of Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC SKU citing competitive reasons.
The retailer admitted to opening new copies of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC SKU and pulling the OnLive promotional voucher in order to prevent promoting a competitive service without a formal partnership.
The company told consumers via its Facebook page it guarantees the condition of the game to be new.
OnLive, a server-based gaming service, offered a free copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to be played on the streaming network in each PC copy of the title.
GameStop is reportedly testing its own online cloud-based gaming service to invest in the fast-growing digital game sales and services market.
Deus Ex: Human Evolution is an action RPG title that includes character customization and upgrades, more than 20 weapons, and an open-ended world with choices and consequences.