'Bulletstorm' has returned to Steam without any explanation after it was taken down from the online store back in March.
As reported Emanuel Maiberg of GameSpot, Bulletstorm is once again available for sale on Steam after a three month absence. It has baffled pundits in the game media since no explanation was given while the game was still available on Origin (EA cloud based game service).
Many had speculated that Bulletstorm was removed due to the potential shutdown of Games For Windows Live (GFWL). It has been rumored that the cloud based gaming service will be shutdown on July 1, 2014 but no official announcement has been made.
Despite the temporary absence, Bulletstorm still requires GFWL regardless of what service the player purchased the game from. However; Epic Games considering developing a patch that would remove the DRM.
If the rumors are true, Bulletstorm would be one of a handful of games abandoning the service. Meanwhile the game is also at risk of losing its online multiplayer after EA announced that many classic games are at risk of losing online support by the end of June.
Bulletstorm is a first-person shooter that was released in 2011 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.