20 May

According to a report by MCV, IGN will be announcing the sale of digital distribution platform Direct2Drive to Gamefly within the next week. Though IGN has not commented on the matter, MCV indicates the information was provided by trusted sources. Gamefly is a company specialized in offering game rentals by mail.

Direct2Drive was launched in 2004, and is commonly regarded as one of the most important competitors to Valve’s Steam. Whether Gamefly will continue to operate the service in its current form, or if it will transform the system to match the company’s mail-based game rental program is unclear at this time.