Originally Posted by WorldExclusive
You reading too deep into my comments. Crysis 2 and BF3 are EA games, No?
How much money who will be losing? Valve or EA?
Because it's Valve that made the decision.
That's my point. If Valve just decided to not sell EA games anymore, why are they still selling older EA games? Why are just not selling the new ones? Why be so specific?
And I mean Valve. Don't they know how big a game BF3 will be? How much money they'd make if they sold it on Steam? That's why I'm not really buying the whole "It was our decision to stop selling EA games" thing. It's highly specific, and an utterly stupid idea that makes them lose money.
I'm more inclined to believe it was EA "We don't want to pay you (Steam) to host our games for sale anymore, we want them to be for our distribution service so we make a tiny bit more money and we can promote our Origin service."
Either way this whole thing will be a giant fiasco, whichever rumor turns out to be true.
Edit: Here's why Crysis 2 was pulled (so we can drop C2 from the discussion now...)
It's unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service. This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA.
Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam.
Crysis 2 continues to be available on several other download services including Origin.com.
And while that explains Crysis 2. It does NOT explain why BF3 is supposedly an Origin exclusive.Edited by Marafice Eye - 6/15/11 at 1:56pm