PC World reports that while fans are outraged at GameStop's decision to remove OnLive coupons from PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Square Enix is defending GameStop's stance.
Although many gamers are decidedly upset about GameStop discarding packed-in OnLive coupons for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as removing PC copies of the game from shelves, Square Enix is surprisingly defending the retailer's actions.
As PC World reports, the publisher has no problem with GameStop preferring to not advertise OnLive, as the company is a direct competitor to the retailer's own upcoming relaunch of Spawn Labs' Impulse on-demand gaming service.
From Square Enix's response to PC World:
Square Enix must be pretty torqued off, right? Not so much, actually. In fact their reaction's almost contrite.
"As part of Deus Ex: Human Revolution's boxed offering on PC, Square Enix included a third party coupon," wrote Square Enix in a statement. "GameStop was not made aware of this inclusion and Square Enix respects the right of GameStop to have final say over the contents of products it sells and to adjust them where they see fit in accordance with their policies."
[Source: PC World]