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[PCGAMER] EA hints at return to Steam

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It may not seem like much to go on, but EA tweeting out a picture of a steaming hot beverage in an EA mug sure seems like a hint their games will be returning to Steam. Said games have been available exclusively through Origin on PC since the launch of Battlefield 3 back in 2011, and Crysis 2 was even pulled from Steam (though it came back a year later).
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I'm reading EA needs moar sales. What better way to lower the bar? Who knows, this is EA.

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Well, I have not purchased any games for several years, partly because Origin sucks. Also, because EA is eviler than ever. lol But before they went full stupid, I would have purchased some games. But, I could not be bothered to reinstall Origin.
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Lol, will I finally be playing Crysis 3 as an exception of a game I'd still be willing to buy from Steam (otherwise it's GOG all the way)? Or will this be one of those cynical comebacks where the game is on Steam but it requires you to have an account and login into Origin all the same, just like Bethesda (started doing it with Rage 2 at least), Ubisoft (has been doing it for years), Rockstar (same), etc games that are on Steam do with their respective services?



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BFV has been free to play for a few weekends in a row due to low sales. I've never seen that series go f2p after a single year of release. I smell desperation. The new Pacific content also drops next week. Removing origin as another barrier to NOT play EA makes sense. They're looking for a win at the end of the year and this may do it. I will gladly remove origin and reinstall BFV on steam.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Prophet4NO1 View Post
partly because Origin sucks
How come? I know it's no Steam, but I find it pretty good.

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I use steam and only steam. So if they want me to buy their games they have to put them on steam. Games shouldn't be exclusive to one launcher.

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Quote: Originally Posted by keikei View Post
BFV has been free to play for a few weekends in a row due to low sales. I've never seen that series go f2p after a single year of release. I smell desperation. The new Pacific content also drops next week. Removing origin as another barrier to NOT play EA makes sense. They're looking for a win at the end of the year and this may do it. I will gladly remove origin and reinstall BFV on steam.

They may be desperate, but they'll just use Steam to further promote Origin in the hopes of getting some clientèle back - from the article it doesn't seem like they are willing to do any different from Ubisoft, etc, in that they'll still require an Origin account and the Origin client installed, so that won't do for me, and you will basically stay the same.



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