Company of Heroes 2
just bought the game and played only 8 hours and retired ?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
(Was in testing for a few weeks but I don't know how much they have changed the game, apparently it was quite a extensive overhaul according to the developers.)
Unsure if SEGA / Relic have posted anything detailed but I haven't checked the Steam forums for this game, not played it since "1.0" or what the release build was numbered.
(Was waiting for it to be patched up first but much like with Realms of Arkania it seems it'll be a slow effort.)
Perhaps it's also similar to Battlefield or Call of Duty where there's numerous patches just to further tweak the online balance on units and all that.
Speaking of Relic the Dawn of War 2 title and it's expansions have seen some activity on Steam so it's likely they too will be updated shortly, I would guess this is yet another game that trades LIVE for Steamworks now that the LIVE marketplace is shutting down PC support this spring.
(Ace Combat Assault Horizon 2.0 is also nearly ready for release it would seem since the Steam achievements went up just a few days ago.)
EDIT: Of course the dedicated server system should have been in the game from release ideally but every game seems to get rushed these days to meet some deadline or specific target holiday and then patched up afterwards, or at least for as long as DLC keeps patching profitable.
(SEGA/Creative Ensemble with Total War comes to mind, as does Sleeping Dogs by Square Enix and Saints Row by Volition)
[Edited by LordJB, 2/22/2014 9:02:40 AM]
EDIT: On your end it can't have been easy to continually and quickly support games getting 10+ patches over period of just a few months either.
(Or weeks at worst, some indie games sees updates near daily now and that's outside of the Greenlight and Early-Access beta/alpha stuff.)
[Edited by LordJB, 2/22/2014 9:04:59 AM]
This isn't really steams fault though.
I'd say it was more a problem for our local government representatives in devising consumerlaws that protect customers from overly broken software.
If it was up to me? We'd have something like this:
For software of certain priceranges.
I think a closer pair of pants would be these.
[Edited by Ivielios, 2/27/2014 12:33:11 PM]