- Jun 24, 2004
Publishers control prices on Steam. Valve can't just decide to put a game on sale without asking the publisher first. If EA wants to protect their games from going on sale on Steam, all they have to do is not put their games on sale.I am sure that this is what they are doing: trying to prevent their games from going on sale and have better control of the price. However, as you indicated, they are playing a dangerous game. They may shoot themselves in the foot by drastically reducing their sales.
This is to get more people to buy into a system where they have greater control.
I bet you could also take your CD key from Steam and enter it into Origin to get it that way.They can still download it from Steam. Whatever you buy off Steam you'll be able to download whenever you want still regardless. The catch is, the publisher/dev will probably not update the game anymore for Steam though. Older games, no biggie, but with a new one like Crysis 2, that will be a problem.