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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Oct 26, 2019, 13:22
El Pit
 
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Oct 26, 2019, 13:22
 El Pit
 
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Oct 26, 2019, 13:26
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Re: EA Steam Return Hint Oct 26, 2019, 13:26
Oct 26, 2019, 13:26
 
I love it when a shit publisher feels the pain of their greedy decisions. I hope they fizzle and die
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Oct 26, 2019, 13:36
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Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 13:26:
I love it when a shit publisher feels the pain of their greedy decisions. I hope they fizzle and die

What "pain"? EA has been going from revenue record to revenue record. If anything this is a sign of even MORE greed.

This news is missing the crucial info that EA might only be planning to bring back some of their retro back catalog to Steam (like Dragon Age 2) and not any new games.

If they would also bring new games to Steam they might as well kill off their Basic and Premier subs right now. The subscription vault or library would be completely devalued if the titles would not be exclusive to the subscription service.

I am actually surprised that they might even consider bringing back some classics. Old games or not so old... every single exclusive game adds a tiny bit to the value of the subscription. Why they would water down their own services like that I have no idea. Seems like a really dumb business decision to return to Steam for the few pennies these old games will generate while devaluing their subscriptions at the same time.
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Oct 26, 2019, 14:06
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Oct 26, 2019, 14:06
 
Probably they're coming back to Steam because some of those older games are on gog.
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Re: EA Steam Return Hint
Oct 26, 2019, 14:14
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Oct 26, 2019, 14:14
 Cutter
 
Looks like they picked the wrong week to quit drinking coffee.
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Re: EA Steam Return Hint
Oct 26, 2019, 14:36
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Oct 26, 2019, 14:36
 
Even the mighty EA bows to Steam.
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Re: EA Steam Return Hint
Oct 26, 2019, 14:42
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Oct 26, 2019, 14:42
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Maybe they'll hold out for EGS exclusivity bwuahah.

If they would also bring new games to Steam they might as well kill off their Basic and Premier subs right now. The subscription vault or library would be completely devalued if the titles would not be exclusive to the subscription service.

They don't need the titles to be exclusive to drive more traffic there which is the goal. Just like titles featured on Gamepass drastically increase their sales even without factoring in DLC, even though people can get them for "free" or discounted elsewhere.
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Oct 26, 2019, 15:05
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Oct 26, 2019, 15:05
 
It's also possible that the subscriptions aren't selling. I'm kind of dubious how much appetite gamers really have for multiple subscription services, and publisher-specific subscriptions seem like an especially poor value.
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Oct 26, 2019, 15:08
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Oct 26, 2019, 15:08
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 13:26:
I love it when a shit publisher feels the pain of their greedy decisions. I hope they fizzle and die

What? You're one of the biggest EGS cheerleaders around here every time they buy an exclusive for their store, but EA going exclusive with their own store makes them a shit publisher who makes greedy decisions?

Well, as long as it makes sense to you, I guess.
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Re: EA Steam Return Hint
Oct 26, 2019, 15:19
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Oct 26, 2019, 15:19
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 14:36:
Even the mighty EA bows to Steam.

Well, they're called stEAm for a reason!
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Oct 26, 2019, 16:17
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Oct 26, 2019, 16:17
 
Wasn't the main [stated, at least] reason they pulled out back in the day the inability to sell DLC directly, rather than going via Steam and give Valve a cut? Did something change in that regard lately?
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Oct 26, 2019, 18:02
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Oct 26, 2019, 18:02
 
Gabe should ban all EA games for being garbage.
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Oct 26, 2019, 18:07
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Oct 26, 2019, 18:07
 
Assuming they do get back on Steam, it will be interesting to see how things go for the EGS afterwards... Perhaps they are only going to put their "old" titles up on Steam?
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Oct 26, 2019, 18:59
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Re: EA Steam Return Hint Oct 26, 2019, 18:59
Oct 26, 2019, 18:59
 
Shit. Can't remember when I last bought an EA Game???
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Oct 26, 2019, 19:11
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peteham wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 16:17:
Wasn't the main [stated, at least] reason they pulled out back in the day the inability to sell DLC directly, rather than going via Steam and give Valve a cut? Did something change in that regard lately?

If it's just older games, they probably won't sell much DLC. I'm pretty sure they have since come out with ultimate editions or add-on bundles for those games that used to have in-game microtransactions anyway, such as DA2.
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Oct 26, 2019, 20:46
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ea was just gaining profits from new markets like China, they still felt the bite of not being on Steam. Even if Steam only boosted ea corp profits by 10%, you know those selfish greedy bastards, want it. Personally I'm sure they lost more than 10%, leaving Steam.
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Oct 26, 2019, 21:02
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[VG]Reagle wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 18:02:
Gabe should ban all EA games for being garbage.

Gabe is deperate as fuck cuz all the big publishers are leaving Steam. He has probably personally sucked EA dick begging them to return ASAP.

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.
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Oct 26, 2019, 22:00
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[VG]Reagle wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 18:02:
Gabe should ban all EA games for being garbage.

What's your favorite game?
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Oct 26, 2019, 22:35
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 22:00:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 18:02:
Gabe should ban all EA games for being garbage.

What's your favorite game?
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Oct 26, 2019, 22:55
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Oct 26, 2019, 22:55
 
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 15:08:
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 13:26:
I love it when a shit publisher feels the pain of their greedy decisions. I hope they fizzle and die

What? You're one of the biggest EGS cheerleaders around here every time they buy an exclusive for their store, but EA going exclusive with their own store makes them a shit publisher who makes greedy decisions?

Well, as long as it makes sense to you, I guess.

Cheerleader? lmao yeah, that's me. No, I'm the guy that's not afraid to buy a game from another source. How does that make me a cheerleader?

EA is getting desperate. That's all it is.
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