Valve has officially taken the game Art of Stealth down from Steam, after they say the developer created fake accounts to post multiple good reviews of their game, which has been getting a lot of bad reviews.
Cohen has recently been very vocal about his poorly received video game, so much so that he picked a fight with YouTuber Jim Sterling after Sterling negatively reviewed the game in a video.
In a post on Steam, Cohen said he had contacted YouTube and asked them to take Sterling’s video down. He went on to say “Jim Sterling has no respect to software engineers who learned programming in university for 5 years and work hard to create a good game.” He also calls Sterling a bully and a worm in the post.
Sterling shot back on Twitter after the developers continued to insist that his review of their game was illegal and that it would end Sterling’s career.
According to the geniuses behind Art of Stealth, my "illegal" coverage of their game is about to end my career.
I remain skeptical. pic.twitter.com/1nXs6SOJkL
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) January 17, 2017
After Valve found that Cohen created fake accounts to post positive reviews, which goes against their review policy, the company says that in addition to removing the game from Steam, they are also ending their business relationship with creator Matan Cohen. Valve did say that if you’d already bought the game, it will still be in your library.