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t looks like publisher Electronic Arts may finally be jumping on the Steam bandwagon, as the EULA for EA Maxis' Spore has mysteriously appeared on the Steam site.

EA has long refused to offer titles on the Valve-maintained digital distribution platform, and has instead opted to pursue digital distribution through its own online store.

Though the EA-published Crysis and Crysis Warhead debuted on Steam earlier this year, the availability of the two games was negotiated by developer Crytek and Valve. Both were originally published under EA Partners label.

Should Spore make it onto Steam, it will represent the first internally-developed EA game on the platform. Other PC games from internal EA studios include Mass Effect, The Sims, Warhammer Online, the Command & Conquer series, and Dead Space.

Shacknews has contacted Valve for comment on the matter.
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Link to the EULA mentioned in the article

i know it's Spore, and i know Spore sucks, but it could lead to bigger and better things, and if so, then that would simply be AWESOME!!!
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If this is true, I hope Valve/Steam influences EA's attitude rather than the other way around.
    
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Hmm, I'm not fussed either way - unless they release some free content via Steam!
(and existing owners of the game can register their game on Steam)
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post #4 of 11
i hope this is just the tumbling pebbles that herald the great avalanche of EA titles that will come to steam.
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I buy discs only.
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Cool I hope this means no more stupid install limits.
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I hope I can get Mass Effect 2 on Steam, then. The original is the only game I've gone out and bought in an actual store in.. years.
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Hmm, I'm not fussed either way - unless they release some free content via Steam!
(and existing owners of the game can register their game on Steam)
First of all, WOOT!

and second, chemicalfan sorry but that is a very slim chance (I completely agree with you, but I would like it available for all games).
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post #9 of 11
unfortunately it will probably still have 3rd party DRM on it. Which makes no sense with steam
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unfortunately it will probably still have 3rd party DRM on it. Which makes no sense with steam
No, it doesn't make sense, but EA wouldn't be the only one doing it either.
 
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