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Why did EA cut their ties with valve?

#41TimePharaohPosted 8/29/2013 7:42:21 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
FWIW I agree with both companies. EA has a right to sell their s*** the way they want to and Valve has a right to pull their games off Steam. I have no problems with Origin and now prefer all my EA games be installed through Origin because I know EA provides a better service for their own games than Steam would have.

Except for that fact that literally every single "service" through Steam would have been from EA.

For one, Steam is a store. It doesn't provide a service, that would be Valve. Second, again, it's a store. EA is (as well as every single publisher and developer) responsible for doing what they want to their games on Steam. It's a distribution platform, that's it.

An EA game on Steam or an EA game on Origin should have literally the exact same "services"....because it's the same people.
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#42MackorovPosted 8/29/2013 8:58:13 PM
Why else? Because it'd be more profitable obviously. You people don't realize Valve gets a pretty good portion of the share from a game's sales, do you? Some say it can go from 10 to 40% cut. That's significant but who can argue when steam is practically the Xbox LIVE or PSN for PCs.

without your game on steam, it'd be obscure to most people. EA however has the money to take the risk and not rely on a third-party for supplying their games and stealing their profits. It's good business IMO
#43rusty12000Posted 8/29/2013 9:34:52 PM
they probably didn't want to give steam their cut.
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#44lionheart5656Posted 8/29/2013 9:38:39 PM
Because EA has always been about making as much money as they can no matter what and not giving Valve a cut is one way to do that.
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