Still no word from Valve.
By Tim Colwill on July 22, 2013 at 9:49 am
Last year, the European Union courts ruled that digitally downloaded games must be allowed to be sold on by the consumer. This immediately led them into conflict with Valve, with consumer advocacy group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. (VZBV) filing a claim against Valve in the German court system.
VZBV have now spoken up again, claiming that they are hopeful the case will go to trial this year. VZBV representative Eva Hoffschulte claimed that while “a date of the trial is not fixed, we hope it will take place this year. Until then, it is not realistic that Valve will change their policy.”
“But our chance to win the process is very good and that will be really an improvement for consumers: then they can sell their games to others.”
There has been no official word from Valve since the case was first lodged, other than a comment from Doug Lombardi that they had “not yet seen the actual complaint”.