GameStop was recently reported to have opened up new boxed copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the PC, removing the promotional OnLive coupon that gives customers access to a free cloud version of the game. Square Enix have since issued a press release concerning the matter.
"As part of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION's boxed offering on PC, Square Enix included a third party coupon. GameStop was not made aware of this inclusion and Square Enix respects the right of GameStop to have final say over the contents of products it sells and to adjust them where they see fit in accordance with their policies.
Square Enix invites gamers who want to purchase the PC version of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION without additional coupons to buy the game at any one of over 4000 GameStop stores in North America or purchase a digital download copy online from www.gamestop.com."
Square Enix and OnLive had partnered up to offer PC gamers something to appreciate, a free cloud version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. GameStop, however, had intentionally removed these coupons from their shipment of boxed PC copies, stating that they were not made aware of the promotion. In their own best interest, GameStop had issued a notice to employees to remove the coupons without informing customers.
As it seems, if you want a free cloud version of what's becoming one of the most critically acclaimed games of the year, you'll have to take your business elsewhere.