Earth: Year 2066 was made available on Steam as an Early Access game on 17th April at £19.99. It has been labelled as "broken" and unfit for sale after launching and the developer has also been accused of misleading customers with inaccurate claims on the game's Steam product page. In a post on the Steam forum, Valve employee Chris D explained the move:
"On Steam, developers make their own decisions about promotion, features, pricing and publication. However, Steam does require honesty from developers in the marketing of their games. We have removed Earth: Year 2066 from Early Access on Steam. Customers who purchased the game will be able to get a refund on the store page until Monday May 19th."
Users reacted in joy to the news after a protracted campaign by users on Reddit and game critic Jim Sterling to have Earth: Year 2066 removed from sale.