CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 20:58:
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 20:22:
It's never going to Steam, ever, the entire point of Origin is to compete with Steam. Also, you really can't simply remember that EA games are opened with Origin?
That's not really the reason DAI is not on Steam. Many EA games are still on Steam. The ones that are not are the ones where EA do not want to subject themselves to Valve's TOS which disallow selling DLC via links from within the game, thus bypassing Valve's 30% cut.
Actually, since the GOTY of DAI is a complete bundle, there is a certain chance it might eventually make it to Steam one day.
EA hasn't released a game of theirs on Steam since early 2011, when Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, and Dragon Age 2 came out. They took a stand on the policy you're referring to by pulling Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 from Steam upon the release of their DLCs. Then Battlefield 3 was the first "killer app" for Origin later that year. Every EA release since then has been Origin exclusive, whether they involve DLC or not (though let's be frank, I can't think of one that hasn't). Only a few third-party games published by EA have been released on Steam since then, like Kingdoms of Amalur, Alice: Madness Returns, and Bejeweled 3, but even those were years ago.
EA simply does not release on Steam at all anymore. Crysis 2 is the only instance I can think of where a GOTY Edition-like package later made it to Steam, when the base game was not available. Again, years ago, and there have been many releases since then that could have benefited from that treatment. I see little to no reason to expect such a miracle with DA:I.This comment was edited on Oct 7, 2015, 02:21.