Originally Posted by Mr. Hunt
Yes, but if it is released through Steam... they DON'T make money because with steam... a publisher is not needed... So I can see why they would delay the game.
Valve can't legally release across Steam until Vivendi release to retail. If they do they'd be flagrantly breaching contract (at least as I understand it). It'd be one thing to use Steam against court orders when the game is actually released. It'd be another entirely to release before Vivendi is ready.