Wouldn’t users just buy it on Origin since you’d still need the EA Origin client anyway?
It’s nice that they are bringing it over but it needs to be synced up a bit more.
Would expect this is also how Ubisoft will return to Steam in the not too distant future with their Ubisoft Plus model though aside from a handful of newer releases most of their works should already be mostly well integrated into Steam.
(Though same as EA and Origin there’s limited updates on older titles so earlier variants of Orbit and whatever Origin’s API is called might have some limits and also older Steam API .dll versions and features.)
Will be interesting to see what Microsoft does with GamePass PC too I like the current version though it’s obviously a test and way to attract users since you give that 1 US Dollar / Euro (~10 SEK.) and then finish the game before the monthly period is up and can immediately refund and re-use it whenever some other game of interest comes out.
(Or don’t refund the 1$ and retain the remaining time testing some other titles too.)
Will be interesting to see how that changes plus Microsoft syncing more of their upcoming games across both PC and XBox with some exceptions I’d assume but more parity going forward now.
Plus actual pricing tiers for this and potential variants for access levels or the full editions like EA’s and Ubisoft’s premium subscriptions.
EDIT: Actually that’s dumb it’s the same linked account in there so it should sync across both services when you buy EA Access although having users buy two subscriptions might be a bit more of a publisher/investor idea on this and how that’d work out.
~Now throw the rest of EA/Ubi backend into the Steam code of all the subfolders ever and get the double client requirement out entirely while at it. ← Not like it should be impossible to sync the user data through the account anyway.
But that’d require patching old code and anything like six months or so is way past best before date unless it’s on the “Make me money!” program or GAAS as it’s called which almost ensures at least twelve months of support.
Kinda, I could totally imagine seasons being quarterly instead of yearly or bi-yearly plus in-game cash shops and of course the annoyance of FOMO / Fear of Missing Out and events of limited exclusivity and availability and what not plus multiple premium editions, pre order incentives and the usual deals and how this works.
(Codes on fast food things of kinda qualifies as edible / drinkable and all that too.)
EDIT: Think EA’s done with bringing over some of their former exclusive Origin games too but maybe there’s a few other titles they didn’t put up on Steam. Still quite a disparity there between Steam EA Play and Origin EA Play though. Put mildly.
(Somewhat like 50 games against 220)
You only need Origin for those titles that requires Origin to work.
Older titles that was already available on Steam does not require Origin.
But otherwise, yes, some form of linking of accounts is really needed so that users subscribed to the service through Steam still gets access to the much larger catalogue of titles on Origin.
But it’s possible it’s some contractual limitation or whatever as the Steam service currently only focuses on EA’s own published titles and doesn’t include any third-party titles at all (which the subscription service on Origin does).
Haven’t they only stuck with bringing latest franchise entries to Steam? At least from what i’ve noticed, Titanfall 1, GW 1 & 2 are missing etc. - They would rather all focus was on the latest releases.
That, combined with the intention to promote EA Play because it’s a thing, yeah it’s weird but i think that’s all it’s down to.
(Kal how do you even add a line between texts)
It would be like Microsoft trying to bring gamepass to Steam. Not all gamepass titles would be available, but there would be many more users interested in the subscription.
You’d at least expect them to lower the cost of EA Play on Steam to compensate, or allow linking accounts so that users could access the full library that’s otherwise available to EA Play subscribers on Origin…
Not have them manage what is essentially two entirely different subscription services with the same name.
The latest titles technically still requires Origin, after all. Not to mention that the subscription page on Steam already technically promotes Origin:
Is EA Play available on other platforms?
Yes! EA Play is available for PC via Steam or Origin as well as on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Please note: while EA Play is available on multiple platforms your membership is tied to the platform you joined on. If you joined on Steam, your Play List, member discount, and all other benefits will only be available here.
Question, I am running SK in Metro Exodus thru DX12 method. But I am getting some weird input issue. KB / M causes double input in row. So I press a button it enables and disables. Like in ReShade GUI. Any fix for that?
I need to get myself an UPS… We had a scheduled power outage in early August that I forgot about that ended up with one of my 8 TB drives getting 8 bad sectors, and today we had another unplanned power outage.
Two outages so close to one another is a bit too much for me, hence why I really need to get myself an UPS for my server and NAS.
Yeah been looking into that myself, since they dug down the power cables the lighting is less of a issue but the construction work due to the city including the outer areas like this one growing or getting parts relocated to it has led to a few … unscheduled outages.
Nothing too severe so far and better than the almost monthly power issues before the old cabling was overhauled but it’s a weakness I need to look into with the current system and ensuring there’s no major problems particularly SSD sensitivity.