EA Steam Return Hint

A tweet from Electronic Arts adds fuel, or at least steam, to the recent indications that EA Games will be making a return to Steam (thanks DSOGaming). In a bygone time Electronic Arts games were sold on Steam, but that ended when EA launched Origin as their own online store back in 2011. The new tweet offers a visual hint at the return, showing an EA mug emitting wisps of steam. This seems like a pretty straightforward clue, though it could just mean that they really like coffee.
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Acleacius wrote on Oct 27, 2019, 10:46:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 21:02:
Acleacius wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 20:46:
Personally I'm sure they lost more than 10%, leaving Steam.

Personally I'm sure you have never read a single EA financial report or you'd know that's bullshit.
So your saying you read their FinRep and found it was all sunshine and lollipops? Giggle

There's no way ea didn't take a huge hit, leaving Steam. Personally 10% is an extremely conservative estimate. There's no way ea would broadcast publicly how much they lost directly related to leaving Steam. On the contrary they would do everything possible to cover it up.

As I said you are clearly completely uninformed and just spewing bullshit for your anti EA agenda.

Look, I'm no EA fan either but I'm a fan of facts. They did not take a "huge hit".

EA net revenue by platform on the PC/Browser (fiscal year which ends on March 31st in EA's case so that's why there are 2019 numbers... we are currently in fiscal 2020 by EA's accounting policy):

2008 (pre-Origin): $702 million
2009 (pre-Origin): $712 million
2010 (pre-Origin): $687 million
2011 Origin launched in June: $669 million
2012 (Origin): $931 million
2013 (Origin): $928 million
2014 (Origin): $1,020 million
2015 (Origin): $878 million
2016 (Origin): $814 million
2017 (Origin): $773 million
2018 (Origin): $827 million
2019 (Origin): $780 million

So, where is that huge hit? You also do realize that even IF they had taken a greater than 10% hit that it would be a non-issue if you save 30% commission fees right? They pocket 100% of the Origin revenue and back in the day only 70% Steam revenue.
If they return to Steam it is because Gabe is now sucking dicks and is offering big publishers much better deals. Gabe is obviously in full panic mode since the big publishers are leaving in droves.

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