If gamers shift to linux they'll have to follow suit.
They're not even putting their games on Steam, why would they change now? They'll continue to make their games on PC require Origin. If they start making games for Steam OS, they may as well make their games available for Steam at the same time.
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EA are convinced that people actually like Origin due to the fact it has a lot of users.
They completely dismiss the fact that people who own Origin have very few games for it (usually only EA games that aren't on Steam) and that in any opinion poll regarding PC Digital Distribution Origin will probably only beat out Uplay (which isn't exactly a tough thing to beat.)
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