A tweet from Electronic Arts final evening seems to tease a thing Computer gamers have been speculating on for a when: that EA’s Computer games are coming back to Steam.
This went out sans comment yesterday afternoon. I’ll admit that I missed the point at initial. That is steam coming off the coffee mug, for these similarly obtuse.
Earlier this week, Redditors in the Steam subreddit collected a series of tipoffs that EA may possibly be returning, eight years right after launching Origin and moving all of its Computer sales in-home. The largest indicator was the discovery, on Oct. 22, of a test application that would enable players to get games off Steam but run them by way of the Origin launcher.
It is probable this return could be just for back-catalog stuff, as the clues so far have involved some rather old games — The Saboteur, for instance. Electronic Arts is the largest publisher of licensed video games (thanks to Star Wars and EA Sports), and these games come with heavy charges, so it is probable the business wouldn’t want to hand more than 30 % to Valve for a thing like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Origin launched in 2011, and with it, Electronic Arts took Crysis two off of Steam, a move that angered Steam partisans as considerably as the half-dozen Epic Games Retailer exclusives that have launched in the previous year. Electronic Arts launched Battlefield three on Origin and considering the fact that, every single EA-published Computer game has been exclusive to Origin.