16 votes

EA Access and EA Games on Steam

16 comments

  1. [10]
    nothis
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    So the rumors were true. EA Access on Steam is kinda bigger, even. Who would have thought? Origin seems to be required to run in the background. The new Star Wars game already has a Steam page.

    So the rumors were true. EA Access on Steam is kinda bigger, even. Who would have thought?

    Origin seems to be required to run in the background.

    The new Star Wars game already has a Steam page.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      Grzmot
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      Man if Origin has to run in the background that sucks. It's basically what Ubisoft does with Uplay.

      Man if Origin has to run in the background that sucks. It's basically what Ubisoft does with Uplay.

      5 votes
      1. PopeRigby
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        If it does have to run in the background, hopefully it doesn't interfere with Steam Proton.

        If it does have to run in the background, hopefully it doesn't interfere with Steam Proton.

        4 votes
    2. [3]
      TheJorro
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      I did not expect Access to be moved over, it's a pleasant surprise. I've been a subscriber since its launch. I'm curious if others will move too, I bet Xbox Games Pass will be next considering MS...

      I did not expect Access to be moved over, it's a pleasant surprise. I've been a subscriber since its launch. I'm curious if others will move too, I bet Xbox Games Pass will be next considering MS is already making moves to get onto Steam.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        moocow1452
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        I dunno, they already have a PC client that works for 99% of their demographic.

        I bet Xbox Games Pass will be next considering MS is already making moves to get onto Steam.

        I dunno, they already have a PC client that works for 99% of their demographic.

        1. TheJorro
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          Well, the same could have been said about EA Origin.

          Well, the same could have been said about EA Origin.

    3. [4]
      Luna
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      Will it at least let Steam handle the in-game overlay? As shitty as the Steam overlay browser is, it's miles ahead of Origin, and I really dislike that even launching Sims 4 from Steam has the...

      Origin seems to be required to run in the background.

      Will it at least let Steam handle the in-game overlay? As shitty as the Steam overlay browser is, it's miles ahead of Origin, and I really dislike that even launching Sims 4 from Steam has the Steam overlay overridden by Origin's.

      I have to wonder what terms EA was able to neogotiate for this to happen.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        TheJorro
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        Steam is capable of deploying their overlay on top of any game added to its launcher, even if it's not from Steam.

        Steam is capable of deploying their overlay on top of any game added to its launcher, even if it's not from Steam.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          Luna
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          Origin overlay somehow overrides Steam's overlay. Try launching Sims 4 from Steam, shift+tab will bring up Origin.

          Origin overlay somehow overrides Steam's overlay. Try launching Sims 4 from Steam, shift+tab will bring up Origin.

          1. TheJorro
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            Oh, I changed the shortcut on Origin's so it's Shift+F2. Shift+Tab will still open Steam's.

            Oh, I changed the shortcut on Origin's so it's Shift+F2. Shift+Tab will still open Steam's.

            1 vote
  2. [3]
    moocow1452
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    If Steam is opening itself up to subscription services now, the game has changed and Humble Bundle will have to watch it's back.

    If Steam is opening itself up to subscription services now, the game has changed and Humble Bundle will have to watch it's back.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      smoontjes
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      Why? I thought it was a charity of sorts? I'm kind of ignorant about the gaming world sorry!

      Humble Bundle will have to watch it's back.

      Why? I thought it was a charity of sorts? I'm kind of ignorant about the gaming world sorry!

      1 vote
      1. moocow1452
        (edited )
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        Humble is its own system, but if a group of indie developers or publishers could team up and offer a subscription service to their games through Steam instead of getting featured in a Humble...

        Humble is its own system, but if a group of indie developers or publishers could team up and offer a subscription service to their games through Steam instead of getting featured in a Humble Bundle, the winds have changed and this kind of eats their lunch.

        2 votes
  3. [2]
    Gyrfalcon
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    Does anyone know if they will be porting older (10+ years) games? I have a few titles, especially Mass Effect OT games that I would love to have come to Steam so I could try Proton on them, but it...

    Does anyone know if they will be porting older (10+ years) games? I have a few titles, especially Mass Effect OT games that I would love to have come to Steam so I could try Proton on them, but it doesn't seem like that's going to be what happens.

    3 votes
    1. moocow1452
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      I dunno. EA used to have games on Steam, so presumably they could just reactivate those listings.

      I dunno. EA used to have games on Steam, so presumably they could just reactivate those listings.

      4 votes
  4. bilbodwyer
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    Please work with Proton, please work with Proton, please work with Proton...

    Please work with Proton, please work with Proton, please work with Proton...

    2 votes