Why hasn't this game made it's way to Steam?

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3 years ago#1
I have ME1 & 2 on there and have been waiting for ME3. What gives?
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3 years ago#2
EA did not want to use Steam. Thus it's only available on EA's own service, Origin. I think there was a bit of a row about Steams pricing model, and the fact that EA wanted more control over the pricing.
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3 years ago#3
Some row over DLC implementation combined with EA saying "screw you guys, I'll make my own digital service, with blackjack, and hookers"
3 years ago#4
Indeed, though I wonder if having a killer-app game exclusive to their download shop was another factor. They did already manage to get around DLC issues for ME2 after all. Then again Notch said dlc and update policy issues were what stopped him putting minecraft on Steam deespite loving the platform, so it's not like there aren't some issues with it.

I was amused by the quotes saying with Origin they wanted to do something new when Steam still blows it out of the water in every way. You'd have to try pretty hard to out-innovate Valve.
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3 years ago#5
From: Delta123456789 | Posted: 1/8/2013 12:46:51 PM | #004
Indeed, though I wonder if having a killer-app game exclusive to their download shop was another factor.

It's not exclusive to Origin. You can buy it on pretty much every digital game store aside from Steam.


They did already manage to get around DLC issues for ME2 after all. .

Steams DLC policy changed long after ME2 was released.
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3 years ago#6
Inker posted...
It's not exclusive to Origin. You can buy it on pretty much every digital game store aside from Steam.

Granted, you still have to log on to Origin to play it regardless of where you get it.
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3 years ago#7
EA hate Steam.
3 years ago#8
its meant to be something about EA selling dlc from within the game and valve wanting all dlc to be sold through steam.
3 years ago#9
EA wanted to make as much money off it as possible, hell its still 40 bucks on orgin...
I bought the download from amazon for 10...
3 years ago#10
The same reason that Crysis 1 and 2 are on Steam, but Crysis 3 never will be:

EA now has their own DRM service called Origin. It's a direct competitor with Steam. They avoid the middle man (and make more profit) by only selling on their DRM.
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