Is EA teasing its return to Steam?

Anthem cataclysm
Anthem cataclysm (Image credit: EA)

What you need to know

  • EA just posted a video of a cup with steam coming out of it.
  • It seems like the company is teasing its return to Steam.
  • No more details were provided aside from the cryptic video.

Today, EA posted a video of a cup with steam coming out of it on its official Twitter account. While many thought that the company was trying to sell you merchandise, it seems like it may be signaling EA's return to Steam.

No official announcement has been made this the video was posted, but one may occur early next week. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. This follows a Twitter post earlier this month suggesting backend changes preparing for Origin and Steam to cross paths once again.

EA has its own store called Origin, but it doesn't seem like many PC gamers care about it. The move back to Steam may be a great way to boost sales. It's no secret that EA hasn't had the best time with games lately. Anthem was a colossal disappointment and even after all these months, it's still plagued with issues. Going back to Steam may at least boost sales.

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  • I believe it's marketing for their future cloud game streaming business. Not Steam.
    This story gives more credence to the rumor that they are returning to Steam.
  • Sorry EA, but steam is full. Please create your own store and try again later.
  • They did, and it was a disaster. They've been trying to fix it since 2011.
  • I'd be a lot happier if they brought them to the Microsoft Store instead. It's really nice not having 5 different clients to manage games.
  • While that'd be great for Microsoft, it wouldn't be great for EA or for gamers. The Store has come a long ways but still isn't great for PC gamers. Until there are separate sections for PC and mobile games, as well as a handful of other features, it wouldn't be a great idea.
  • Games can be on multiple digital store fronts... why would you artificially restrict access? It only makes fiscal sense (albeit on a very small scale) if the loss is compensated via a financial incentive.