EA games coming to Steam?

By on December 17, 2008, 10:08 AM
Electronic Arts is apparently looking at other ways to deliver games to the masses. While as part of their digital distribution strategy the company has traditionally opted to sell games through its own online store, a recently spotted Spore end-user license agreement on Steam suggests they are at least toying with the idea of using the Valve service.

Such a move would not only increase their distribution possibilities, but it also gets the game developer and publisher a better platform with a more user-friendly DRM scheme. Though nothing has officially been announced, it's not totally unfeasible that the two could reach some sort of deal for digital distribution. Electronic Arts has already allowed the distribution of Crysis and Crysis Warhead on Steam, but Spore would represent their first internally-developed title on the platform.

If true, other obvious candidates from internal EA studios to get the Steam treatment could include Mass Effect, The Sims, Warhammer Online, the Command & Conquer series, and Dead Space.




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