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Is Electronic Arts Coming Back To Steam?

Gamers and not only have been speculating for quite a while that Electronic Arts will collaborate with Steam once again. If initially, it was nothing more than just mere speculation and rumor, a tweet from last night gives us a strong reason to believe it.

The recent post on Twitter made by EA is suggesting that the company headquartered in Redwood City will return to Steam in the near future. It’s a short video of steam going up from a coffee cup. You know… STEAM! Ring any bell?

Therefore, the post could suggest what I’ve written above. Electronic Arts might be counting again on Steam after eight long years of “cheating on them” with Origin. What’s funny is that the post comes only several days after the Twitter user @RobotBrush discovered a test application for running Origin games on Steam.

Brief history of Steam

For those who don’t know, Steam is a video game digital distribution service developed by Valve Corporation, and it’s available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

According to Wikipedia, Steam launched sixteen years ago, in September 2003 as a way for Valve to give automatic updates for their games. The service expanded later, so it could include games from third-party publishers. Initially launched as a software component to keep Valve’s games up-to-date, the Steam service has expanded enough to include web- and mobile-based interfaces for consumers and developers of third-party games.

Between the software client and online services, Steam also offers digital rights management (DRM), video streaming, matchmaking servers, and services regarding social networking. It also provides the installation and automatic updates for games, and exciting community features to get users in touch with other gamers, such as friends lists and groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat functionality.

Do you think it’s a better deal for EA to switch to Steam?



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