Valve has updated its FAQ on Steam's Early Access games program to explicitly state that games may never be completed by their developers.
The response to the question "When will these games release?" now reads:
"Its [sic] up to the developer to determine when they are ready to 'release'. Some developers have a concrete deadline in mind, while others will get a better sense as the development of the game progresses. You should be aware that some teams will be unable to 'finish' their game. So you should only buy an Early Access game if you are excited about playing it in its current state."
Well, this is terrible. Valve actually confirmed Early Access is a potential scam for the customer, and they won't do anything about it. I can't believe there isn't some kind of obligation from the developer towards the customer/Steam to actually finish the goddamned game.
Funny thing is, the FAQ also says: "This is the way games should be made."
What do you think?